Virtual Health Library

Cooperative Service for Accessing Documents


Rules and Procedures

SCAD Rules and Procedures

Users and collaborators of SCAD Service must accept and abide, under its responsibility, the following terms and conditions:

  • SCAD works in accordance with the laws on the use and protection of Intellectual Property. SCAD is an exclusive service for academic and research purposes.
  • The SCAD does not guarantee 100% attendance of the requests. SCAD operates with the collaboration of a Library Network that shares their collections to meet the demands. Both users and libraries take under their responsibility, the commitment to strictly observe the Intellectual Property laws.
  • SCAD also has an agreement with the National Library of Medicine of the United States for requests whose documents were not found in collections of its Library Network.
  • The SCAD is available to registered users and libraries with active access code.
  • The user/library is responsible for the settlement of monthly bills stemming from his requests served by SCAD.
  • The user is responsible for his own registration and it should be done filling the appropriate online form. SCAD attributes a unique code for each registered user.
  • The SCAD price list considers each request as a charge unit. SCAD issues monthly bills to the users concerning requests fulfilled in the previous month.
  • BIREME may, without notice, block user access to SCAD, if convinced that any user or library is not complying with the terms and conditions of the Service or for non-payment.
  • BIREME may, without notice, interrupt or suspend SCAD service due to technical or operational problems.

Additional statements for for-profit institutions 

According the rules of the contract between CAPES and Scientific Publishers included in Periodicos CAPES Portal, the authorized libraries as users cannot attend requests from for-profit institutions through the electronic collections available in Periodicos CAPES Portal. In this condition are included laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and other institutions and companies.

Requests from for-profit institutions may be attended with other collections of SCAD Libraries Cooperating Network and / or related services, also strictly abiding the rules of copyright.


SCAD - Cooperative Service for Accessing Documents
BIREME - PAHO - WHO - Latin-American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information
Rua Vergueiro, 1759 • CEP:04101-000 • São Paulo/SP • Brazil
Tel: +55 11 5576-9835 / 5576-9846