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Blackboard: Linking to Articles and Ebooks

You can point students to specific journal articles and ebooks by using persistent links from library electronic resources. Persistent links, also called permalinks, durable links or bookmarks, are Internet addresses that connect directly to specific full text articles or ebooks. For most databases It is important to copy the persistent link from the article record rather than the URL appearing in the browser address bar, which is temporary and may not work later on.

Most persistent links can be placed within Blackboard class sites, syllabi and reading lists. Using a persistent link is preferable to posting the PDF or placing print articles on reserve, because it avoids copyright issues. Additionally, using a persistent link acquaints students with library resources and allows the library to evaluate databases through usage reports. A few journals do not allow their persistent links to be used in Blackboard or online syllabi. Such use restrictions will always be stated at the end of the full text article.

For resources other than EBSCO and Gale Infotrac you will need to add the library proxy prefix to the beginning of the persistent link so that students can be authenticated to access the article when they are off campus. Always test a persisent link before saving it in Blackboard.

Below you will find directions for using persistent links for journal articles and ebooks.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

EBSCO

  • From an EBSCO result list, click on the article title to access the article record. From the righthand "Tools" list, select "permalink". Copy this permalink and paste it into Blackboard.
  • You do not need to add the proxy prefix to persistent links (permalinks) from EBSCO.

Gale Infotrac

  • From a Gale Infotrac result list, click on the article title to access the article record. In the article record "Tools" box, select "Bookmark this Document". Copy the "Bookmark URL" and paste into Blackboard.
  • You do not need to add the proxy prefix to persistent links from Gale Infotrac.

Boston Globe

  • In the article record, click on "Tags" near top of page. In the window that appears, copy and paste the "Document URL" into Blackboard.
  • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=
    Example:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1150843751&sid=5&Fmt=3&clientId=69116&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Project Muse

Project Muse is an online collection of journals.

  • You can find these online journals from Periodical List in one of two ways
    • Search Periodical List for the journal title, or
    • Choose the "Index" tab, find "Project Muse - Basic College Collection", and click on "View Titles".
  • Under the journal name, choose "Project Muse - Basic College Collection".
  • Search for the volume and issue, and choose an article from the issue table of contents.
  • Choose either the HTML or PDF version. Copy the URL as it appears in the top browser address bar.
  • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=
    Example:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v054/54.4.de-montclos.html

Note: Project Muse is the only database at Gordon, with persistent links in the top address bar.

Sage Journals

Sage Journals is an online collection of journals.

  • You can find these online journals from Periodical List in one of two ways.
    • Search Periodical List for the journal title, or
    • Choose the "Index" tab, find "Sage Premier All Access Collection", and click on "View Titles".
  • Under the journal name, choose "Sage Premier All Access Collection".
  • On the journal home page, search for an article title or browse to an issue.
  • Under an article citation, select "Full Text (PDF)".
  • On the PDF, find the text "The onine version of this article can be found at:" and copy the URL.
  • Add the following proxy prefix to the beginning of the URL:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=
    Example:
    http://proxy2.noblenet.org/login?url=http://ach.sagepub.com/content/19/1-2/13

E-Journals from Publishers

  • You can find online subscription journals by searching Periodical List by searching for the journal title,
  • Under the journal name, choose the publisher link.

EBOOKS

You can link to ebooks in Blackboard. You can find ebooks from the library website two ways.

  • From the online catalog, search for the format "E-book" and a "keyword".
    OR
  • Choose an ebook provider from the Electronic Resources page Ebooks.

eBooks on EBSCOhost

  • After finding an "ebook on EBSCOhost" title in the online catalog or from the library electronic resources pages,
  • Go to the ebook record in EBSCOhost and copy the Permalink from the Tools list on the right. You will find Permalinks at the book, chapter and page level.
  • Paste the Permalink URL into Blackboard.

Free Online Collections

  • Look for a persistent link on the book's main page in the online collection.
  • Paste this URL into Blackboard.
     

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