Business Resources Guide
Rush Rhees Library
Use of Licensed Databases While on Paid Summer Internships
Vendors sell the University of Rochester Libraries access to their databases at rates that reflect a deep discount compared to what a commercial enterprise would pay. Information providers sell us this content on our contractual guarantee that we will use the data strictly for academic or research purposes. If you are working on as a paid intern over the summer, we are sorry, but you are not supposed to use any of the library databases to conduct research on behalf of the company for which you are working.
During the academic terms, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
- In your written communication with colleagues outside of the University, you may excerpt only insignificant portions of reports, articles, and other documents for distribution to company employees or anyone else (i.e., do not email data, entire documents, or reports to anyone outside the University of Rochester).
- Never allow others direct access to Rush Rhees Library resources (i.e., do not share your NetID credentials with anyone).
- Always attribute accurately and completely all data and excerpts you include in your reports. We recommend the formats and guidelines given in the Harvard Business School Citation Guide.
Capital IQ is an exception to the above guidelines. Capital IQ does not allow its database to be used at all with outside organizations, and cuts off MBA access to the database in the summer.
WRDS also cuts off access to MBA accounts during the summer.
-Text adapted with thanks to the Harvard Business School Baker Library.