Horn Library Content Strategy

Intellectual Freedom

In fulfilling the curricular needs of the college, the library buys material reflecting a variety of viewpoints on religious, political, sexual, social, economic, scientific, and moral issues. No censorship is exercised on materials of a controversial nature or because of the unpopularity of an author's point of view or mode of expression.

Academic Use of Library Resources

Library resources are for academic (educational) use only.  This includes curricular use, faculty research use, and personal, non-commercial use. 

Our licenses for use of online resources usually provide details about acceptable use. Some key provisions typically involve proper citation or attribution when quoting or extracting from a resource, linking to articles and reports, not posting those items in Canvas, and not sharing content from these resources beyond the Babson community. 

Most resources are open to all students, faculty, and staff.  A smaller subset of these resources are also available to visitors and alumni.  For each online resource to which we subscribe, we provide a guide that explains who may use the resource, some information about the content, some helpful hints for using the resource most effectively, and how to get help or training. 

BCE, MCFE, and Internship Usage:  When consulting to companies or organizations as part of a Babson course, library resources may be used for the personal education of the student but may not be shared with the client company.  Students may use short excerpts, with proper attribution to the source, in presentations and may paraphrase and synthesize library content in their own words, but may not pass along to the client any articles or reports that come directly from library-subscribed resources. The same applies to students who are doing internships.

Babson College Copyright Policy

Horn Library promotes the ethical use of intellectual property.  For more information, please consult the Copyright at Babson guide.