All library users are expected to understand the policies and guidelines for any and all resources they use. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to approach the library staff members for guidance.
The medical information on this site is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.
Please consult your health care provider before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition. The Institution expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. The Institution does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure mentioned on the site.
In addition, note that the Library is providing information and services on the Internet in support of its educational mission. Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Institution takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.
The following policies apply to everyone at WCM-Q concerning borrowing physical library materials (e.g. books, DVDs, etc.):
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a copy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any other purpose than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
The Institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. No further reproduction and distribution of this copy is permitted by transmission or any other means.
Absence of copyright notice does not necessarily indicate that the material is not copyrighted. The law no longer requires such a notice.
Copyright of this material is owned by its producers and their agents. The Institution has obtained a limited license to use this material.
Authorized users under the license include current faculty, students, staff of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and those who use the computers the Library provides to the general public.
You may access and use this electronic material for research, study and teaching. Licenses specifically prohibit copying or tampering with the software that organizes and displays information, systematic downloading or redistribution of content, and removal or altering the copyright holder's ownership marks. All commercial uses, e.g., uses for purposes of monetary reward, are prohibited.
Misuse of the materials violates the Campus Code of Conduct and the University Policy on Responsible Use of Electronic Communications. Penalties for misuse could be imposed under those University policies. Misuse also violates the terms of the University's license agreement and could result in termination of the license and loss of the use of this material by the entire Cornell community.
Providers and the Library offer the material on a "as is basis". They do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the data or the availability of storage and delivery devices.
[Adapted from http://library.weill.cornell.edu/research-support/research-resources/licensing-restrictions, October 16, 2017]
The medical information on the WCM-Q Library social media platforms is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Please consult your health care provider, before making any healthcare decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.
WCM-Q expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site. WCM-Q does not endorse specifically any test, treatment, or procedure mentioned on the WCM-Q Library platform.
Please refer to the Weill Cornell Medicine Social Media Policy for External Users to understand your full responsibilities while interacting with our social media properties.