Most library databases require a special URL that contains the institution’s account information. If you want to link to eBooks, eBook chapters, articles, or videos in library databases, you’ll need to use the permalink or bookmark that the database provides for you.
If you’re not sure what database the content is coming from, look at the URL: it will include words like ebsco, gale, jstor, ovid etc… to indicate which database houses the material. Permalinks and bookmarks are often in the same menu as the Database Citation Tools.
Click to see examples of permalinks or bookmark links from various library databases.
Linking to Articles or eBooks in EBSCO databases
To link to an article that is housed in an EBSCO database, make sure to click on the title of that article to access the tools menu.
Locate the Permalink tool, click on it, and copy link provided.
Linking to Search Results in EBSCO Databases
Following the same instructions as above, you can also link to search results from any EBSCO database. After you complete the search, click on “Share” to get the permalink to that entire search.
Linking to Specific Publications in EBSCO Databases
Use the “Publications” button to look up a specific magazine or journal that is housed in one of the EBSCO databases.
Enter the name of the publication, then follow the link in your results.
From the publication record page, click on “Share” to link to that publication page. From here you can also opt to “Search within this publication.”
In your Moodle course, select Add an activity or resource in the week you want the video to be posted, and select URL as the type of resource.
Add a name, a description, and then paste the Record URL from Films on Demand in the External URL field and then select save.
NOTE: Do not use the code from the Films on Demand database to embed the video in Moodle.
Moodle may also not allow Record URLs or links to Films on Demand content to be embedded in the text within a post or page (it will prevent any text from showing up in that post or page.
To embed a video from the Films on Demand database in a Moodle forum post or page, first expand Moodle’s formatting tools menu.
Click on the insert media tool and then click on Find or upload a sound, video or applet….
Once the File Picker window is up, select Films on Demand from the menu on the left and then you can either search for a specific video by title or do a keyword search for relevant videos.
When you have identified the video you wish to embed, click on Embed to add the video to the forum post.
Use the “Bookmark” tool to get the persistent link. You can also use the “Tools” menu and find the “Citation Tools” option to get the persistent link and formatted citation.
If you see security warnings or have problems with that link, you can alternatively click on the Details or Abstract/Details tab and locate the Document URL to use as the persistent link to an article.
To link to an article housed in the Nexis Uni database, locate the “Actions” link once you have clicked into the full text of an article. Select “Link to this page.”
That will open a pop-up window which will generate the permalink to the article.
Select “Embed/Link” below the video screen – from the popup, copy the URL into an email, website, Moodle course site, etc. To copy a specific segment, use the “Clips” tab and select the “Link” icon.
Manually add the characters ?AR to the end of that URL to turn the link into a permalink. O’Reilly-Safari refers to this as the ‘deep link.’
Deep Link URL: www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/head-first-python/9781491919521/?ar
Locate the “Article Tools” menu and click on “Email Jumpstart.”
Copy the “Jumpstart URL” provided.