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Mercer University Medical Library Campus-Wide Information Service Disclaimers

General Disclaimer

The information available through the Mercer University Medical Library Campus-Wide Information Service is provided by many different vendors, resources, external sites and other items; therefore, there is no central management or review of this information, the University cannot guarantee that it always will be accurate and up to date. Similarly, because we cannot censor external sites content, it is possible that some readers may encounter documents on external sites that they may consider offensive or inappropriate.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to documents available through this Campus Wide Information Service, Mercer University assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided by this service. The University does not represent that any use, copying, or redistribution of this information would not infringe on privately-held rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference on this Campus Wide Information Service to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or other reference, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favor by Mercer University. The views and opinions expressed in documents available through the Campus Wide Information Service do not necessarily state or reflect those of Mercer University as an institution, and may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Mercer University Medical Library Disclaimer

The Mercer University Medical Library is a resource center that provides medical and health information to the public for information purposes only. The Mercer Medical Library (including its employees, agents and officers) does not render professional medical advice, medical services or engage in the practice of medicine in any way. The Mercer Medical Library does not endorse or recommend any health care practices, products or providers, medical treatments or other information that is contained in the material that they disseminate. Further, the Mercer Medical Library does not make any representation, warranty or claim that the information provided is current or accurate. As a result, the Mercer Medical Library is not responsible or liable in any way for the personal use or interpretation of the information that it provides. The Mercer Medical Library is also not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources or information available through it.

For all research request from the library please note the library team members are information providers, not health professionals, and therefore cannot legally make diagnoses, offer medical advice, nor make recommendations. Nor can we guarantee that our information searches are complete or definitive. As the medical field is constantly changing with new developments occurring daily, this information should not be considered absolutely current or exhaustive.

DO NOT ACT OR RELY upon any of the resources and information available from the library without first seeking professional medical advice. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with a certified or licensed health care provider.

Mercer Medical Library Article and Book Request

If you are a Mercer University School of Medicine faculty, preceptor, student or staff member, we can get journal articles, books and book chapters for you. Just email your list to us at or FAX your list to us at 912-721-8266 indicating which article(s) or book(s) or book chapter(s) you want. Remember to include your contact information and desired delivery route.

You can also order articles and books via our InterLibrary Loan delivery system called Clio Once at the page, to get started, click where it says "Register for a new account." You only have to do this once. You can then create whatever username and password you would like to access this service and order articles and books.

Or, call directly 478-301-4056 (Macon) or 912-721-8230 (Savannah).


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 photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other 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.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
The copyright law does not provide a quantitative definition of how many photocopies from a journal can be received by a library for interlibrary loan purposes. The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works in 1978 issued guidelines to help libraries comply with the copyright law. Mercer University's Interlibrary Loan Department complies with the CONTU Guidelines on Photocopying Under Interlibrary Loan Arrangements when obtaining requested photocopy from another library.
For a given periodical title, within a given calendar year, we are allowed under the guidelines to obtain an institutional total of five (5) photocopies of articles published within the five years preceding the date of your request. For the sixth article and above we have several alternatives for filling your request. We can either
  1. pay a royalty to the owner of the copyright for each photocopy obtained,
  2. find some means of purchasing an original copy of the work,
  3. attempt to borrow the entire work, or
  4. decline to fill request for a copy of the article.
For further details please read the Mercer University's General Counsel Statement
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