Answered By: Lisa Louis
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2018     Views: 3

If you find an article in a library database that you would like to give your students access to, you can create a link to that article. However, it's very important to remember the following:

1. The link must include this prefix:  This prefix will prompt off-campus users to authenticate in order to access the article.

2. Some databases provide URLs with the prefix already added. Look for "permalink" in EBSCO and "document URL" in Proquest.

3. Other databases, such as JSTOR, may provide a stable URL for each article which does not include the prefix. In that case, when building the hyperlink, add the prefix before the stable URL. Example:

If Bell Library does not subscribe to the article, then if you want to link to it you must first obtain permission from the publisher. Visit this FAQ to learn more about the Copyright Clearance Center and how we use it to facilitate faculty requests to post articles in Blackboard.

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