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DBS eSource — Copyright and Access Information

Items archived in DBS eSource are made available to the end-user under the provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 (Ireland). All items are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

For detailed information about copyright within the context of your work, refer to the Library Support section at DBS eLearning.

Previously published items

Items that were previously published are made available in accordance with the policies of the publisher/copyright holder. An item is only available for open access in DBS eSource if it complies with the access policy set by the publisher/copyright holder.

Publishers’ copyright polices are sourced from:

The Library supports authors to ensure compliance of their works with the policies of relevant publishers/copyright holders. For questions about copyright contact [email protected].

Unpublished items

Items that were not previously published (e.g. theses, discussion and working papers etc.) are made available under Creative Commons.

You are free to share, copy, distribute, display and perform the work under the following conditions:


You must give the original author credit.


You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivative Works

You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

The full licence deed is available here.