Originally posted by blingice
I play on some other correspondence sites as well (I shouldn't name them here ) that allow for the use of books, databases, and opening books. Are the same resources allowed here?
Here you are. Copied from the Terms of Service (TOS), which has a link at the bottom of the page.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to :
(a) You will not create more than one account.
(b) You will not use chess engines, chess software, chess computers or consult any third party to assist you in any game. Chess books and databases can be consulted during play