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Select this option if your intended use of the requested item is for study and research purposes. Australian Copyright Act allows the copying of a reasonable portion of an item in copyright. A reasonable portion is usually defined as:

  • 1 article per issue (of a journal), or 2 or more articles per issue if those articles relate to the same subject matter
  • or for other published works the greater of either 10% of the number of pages (or if published in an electronic format, 10% of the number of words) or one chapter from a book of 10 or more pages.

Please note that if you request a copy of a picture, manuscript item or an oral history transcript, the reasonable portion allowance may not apply and written permission from the copyright owner may be required. We will advise you when we receive your request if permission is required.