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Linking to Online Resources from Moodle

Faculty can add links in Moodle that go directly to articles, streaming video, and other items in many of the library's online resources. To ensure that students can access these items from off campus, please follow the instructions below.

Find the Stable URL | Edit links to work from off-campus | Link to databases from Moodle

Find the Persistent or Stable URL

Many database vendors provide a persistent or stable URL that can be accessed from on campus or off campus. The table below has persistent URL instructions for our major vendors. Do not copy and paste the URL that displays in your browser's address bar. Those URLs are often dynamic, and will only work during your search session.

Art & Music Databases

Vendor Instructions URLs work from off-campus?
ARTstor From the list of search results, select the image title link. On the right side of the screen, choose the Copy button next to the URL.  If you copy the URL from an on-campus computer, it will be necessary to edit the URL
Naxos Music Library From the list of search results, select link for the desired music collection. On the left side of the screen, choose the Show Static URL button, and then choose the URL beneath either the full collection (at the top of the list) or for the specific track(s).  If you copy the URL from an on-campus computer, it will be necessary to edit the URL

Journal Databases

Vendor Instructions URLs work from off-campus?
Ebsco (list of EBSCO databases)
From the list of search results, select the article title link. In the list of Tools along the right sidebar, select: Permalink. URLs work from off-campus
Gale (list of Gale databases)
From the list of search results, select the article title link. In the upper right corner of the screen, look for the Bookmark link and icon, then copy the Bookmark URL. Edit URL
JSTOR From the list of search results, select the article title link. Look for the article title beneath the citation (and the thumbnail of the journal cover) URLs work from off-campus
Nexis Uni (was LexisNexis Academic) From the list of search results, select the article title link. In the gray bar above the article, select the Actions menu. Select "Link to this page" to obtain a URL. URLs work from off-campus
Ovid (list of Ovid databases)

From the list of search results, select the article title link.  Choose the Email Jumpstart link (in the upper left corner of the screen) and copy the Jumpstart URL

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On list of search results, check the box next to the citation, then choose the Email link (in the row of links immediately above the search results). Enter your email address and choose the Send Email button. A stable URL will automatically be included in the email.

URLs work from off-campus
Project Muse Choose either the View HTML or View PDF link, then copy the URL from your browser. The URLs are stable. Edit URL
ProQuest (list of ProQuest databases)

From the list of search results, select the article title link. Choose the Abstract/Details tab, then look for the Document URL (it may be near the very end of the document).

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Choose Email (near the top of the page) and email the citation to yourself. The email will include a stable link to the article.

URLs work from off-campus
ScienceDirect From the page with the full information about the article, right-click the PDF link, and choose Copy Link Location (Firefox) or Copy Shortcut (Internet Explorer). This link is a stable URL. Edit URL

UP Library Search

Vendor Instructions URLs work from off-campus?

UP Library Search:
physical items (books, DVDs, etc.)

From the list of search results, select the title of the item to connect to the full description.  Choose the Permalink icon and then choose Copy the Permalink to Clipboard

URLs work from off-campus
UP Library Search:
online items (eBooks, online articles, streaming video)

To connect directly to the full text item (instead of to the UP Library Search record), follow these steps:

From the list of search results, select the title of the item to connect to the full description. In the View It box, right-click the link next to Get it now: and from the pop-up menu choose the option that will copy the link (it might say: "Copy link address" (Chrome) or "Copy Link Location" (Firefox)).

URLs work from off-campus

Video Databases

Vendor Instructions URLs work from off-campus?
Academic Video Online: Premium From the list of search results, select the film title link. Beneath the video, choose  Embed/Link and then copy the Permanent link. URLs work from off-campus
Docuseek2 From the list of search results, select the film title link. Above the video, choose the Link to/Embed box and then copy the Permanent Link. URLs work from off-campus
Drama Online Library From the list of search results, select the film title link. Choose the Share icon in the upper right corner of the screen, copy the URL that appears near the top of the Share screen.  If you copy the URL from an on-campus computer, it will be necessary to edit the URL
Films on Demand From the list of search results, select the film title link. Beneath the video, choose  Embed/Link and then copy the Record URL. [Alternatively, see instructions for embedding Films on Demand videos in Moodle] URLs work from off-campus
Kanopy From the list of search results, select the film title link. Beneath the video, choose  Share button and then copy the Share link. URLs work from off-campus (even though they don't contain the off-campus prefix)
Routledge Performance Archive Find the video that you wish to link and go to the screen where you can watch the video. Copy the URL of the web page from your internet browser. If you copy the URL from an on-campus computer, it will be necessary to edit the URL

How to edit resource links to work from off-campus:

In some cases you will need to edit the URL in order for the item to be accessible from off-campus (see table above; e.g. JSTOR).
  1. Follow the directions above to find the "Stable URL" or "Persistent link."
  2. Add the following information to the beginning of that URL:
    https://login.ezproxy-eres.up.edu/login?url=

    JSTOR Example:

    Before edit: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40269163

    After edit: https://login.ezproxy-eres.up.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/40269163

Linking to Library Databases from Moodle

To link to a library's database from Moodle, we recommend following these steps to obtain a stable URL for the database which includes the necessary prefix for off-campus access:
  1. From the library's A-Z Databases pages, locate the database you want to link to and right click the linked title of the database.
  2. Select "Copy Link Location" (Firefox) or "Copy Link Address" (Chrome).
  3. Add the copied link to your Moodle page.

Questions?

Please contact the Research desk at 503.943.7788 or email reference@up.edu.