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.

Vendor

Instructions

URLs work from off-campus?

ARTstor From the list of search results, select the image title link. Choose the File Properties tab and look for the Image URL. Edit URL
Ebsco 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
Films on Demand From the list of search results, select the film title link. Towards the bottom of the screen, look for: Record URL. URLs work from off-campus
Gale 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 Stable URL. Edit URL
LexisNexis Academic From the list of search results, select the article title link. In the upper right corner of the screen, select the Copy Document Link icon. Right-click the link that appears, and choose Copy Link Location or Copy Shortcut to get the Stable URL. Edit URL
Ovid

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

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

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 library@up.edu.

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