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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

1. Search for Articles

Begin by visiting the Database Finder or browse By Subject or Type and selecting one of the databases.

database finder

2. Where to find the URL

In EBSCO databases the persistent link is called the Permalink and can be found on the right side of the page in the tool bar. The persistent URL will be generated above the title of the article and will include the proxy prefix.

ebsco screenshot

CQ Researcher's persistent link to the article record is located at the bottom of the webpage. The URL contains the proxy prefix for off campus access. 

cq researcher screenshot

 cq researcher screenshot

Gale databases have the persistent link located as a Get Link. Click on the icon at the top of the page and the link will pop up in the window.  The URL will need the proxy prefix added to the link for off campus access. Please see the Linking Tools page or contact the library's online media specialist for more assistance.

gale screenshot

 

gale screenshot

JSTOR calls the persistent link a Stable URL, it is located in the citation information below the title. The Stable URL will not include the proxy prefix and it will need to be added for off campus access. Please see the Linking Tools page or contact the library's online media specialist for more assistance.

jstor screenshot

ProQuest calls the persistent URL a Document URL, it is located in the Abstract/Details tab of the article record. The Document URL  will include the proxy prefix for off campus access.

ProQuest Record

ProQuest Record

ScienceDirect's persistent URL uses the DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This link will work if the person you are sharing it with is on campus. ScienceDirect's persistent link to the article record is located in the address bar, this is not usually the case with library resources. The address bar URL typically contains information related to the search and will not take the reader directly to the desired page. Please see the homepage for more information. The URL will need the proxy prefix added to the link for off campus access. Please see the Linking Tools page or contact the library's online media specialist for more assistance.

Science Direct

Statista's persistent URL is located in the address bar, this is not usually the case with library resources. The address bar URL typically contains information related to the search and will not take the reader directly to the desired page. Please see the homepage for more information. The URL will need the proxy prefix added to the link for off campus access. Please see the Linking Tools page or contact the library's online media specialist for more assistance.

Statista

Some databases provide the DOI for articles.  The DOI is the "document object identifier", sort of like the social security number for the article.  This is a persistent link.  HOWEVER, the DOI needs to be customized in order to work from off campus.  

Take these steps to customize the DOI for reliable off-campus access:

Project Muse record with article DOI

PREPEND the DOI with the following two pieces of text:

1. To the front of the DOI, add this text string:  https://dx.doi.org/

  • In this example, the result is https://dx.doi.org/10.1353/nyh.2020.0023

2.  Take the full link created above and ADD THE PROXY PREFIX TO IT.

  • In this example, the result is https://proxy.hvcc.edu:2443/login?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1353/nyh.2021.0033

Here's a second example from ScienceDirect:

ScienceDirect article with DOI

Note the DOI format is different than the first example and is in URL format!  As a result, only ONE STEP is required:  Add the proxy prefix to this URL.

Take the full link and ADD THE PROXY PREFIX TO IT.

  • In this example, the result is https://proxy.hvcc.edu:2443/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.10.045

 

3. Adding the link to Blackboard

Once you have copied the link (and added the proxy prefix if needed), log into Blackboard. In the folder you would like the link. Select Build Content and select the sixth option down Web Link. Enter the title in the name field and paste the link into the URL field. Click submit - you're done!