How to Link to Databases & ebooks in ANGEL

Linking to specific articles in a database

Sometimes you can link directly to a full-text article within the library's databases. To do so:

  1. You must link to the article using a "persistent" or permanent URL provided by the database. (NOTE: Not all databases provide a persistent link enabling you to link directly to articles.).  Each database is different. You may have to view the help files to see how to get to the persistent URL.
  2. You must provide the authentication information to ensure that students off campus will be able to login to the database. This information will be part of the link. (See "The authentication string" below.)

EBSCOHost Databases (Academic Search Premier, etc.):

To copy a persistent link to a search:

  1. From a Result List, click on the citation button. 
  2. Click on "Persistent Link" on the right side of the screen. The Persistent Link appears at the top of the screen.
  3. You can also retrieve the persistent link by saving the citation to the folder function, or by emailing the citations to yourself or others.

GALE INFOTRAC

GALE databases include National Newspaper Index, Informe (Spanish-language newspapers and journals), Health Reference Center. Twayne's Author's Series)

  1. Conduct search 
  2. Copy URL in address bar 
  3. Paste into your document or course

JSTOR

  1. Conduct search
  2. Copy URL in address bar
  3. Paste into your document or course


Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Persistent URLs cannot be created for Lexis-Nexis articles at this time.

Science Direct

  1. Find article; select article by clicking checkbox
  2. Click on "email articles"; choose "File Format: Plain Text ASCII"
  3. You will receive an email from Science Direct with a URL to the article.
  4. Paste into your document or course.

Ebrary Ebooks

  1. Sign in and add items to your Bookshelf.
  2. Create a folder for the items you wish to share
  3. Click "share this folder". A static URL will be created for the items in your bookshelf
  4. This folder will be available both on and off campus for student, faculty and staff at Fredonia.
  5. Copy and paste the URL to your course.


Using the authentication string for articles


To ensure that off-campus users can connect directly to articles, you must add the following authentication string to the beginning of the persistent URL:

To ensure that off-campus users can connect directly to articles, you must add the following authentication string to the beginning of the persistent URL:

http://dbsearch.fredonia.edu:2048/login?url=

Example:
 
 Persistent URL:
http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=4187193&db=afh

 Persistent URL with authentication string: 
http://dbsearch.fredonia.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=4187193&db=afh

 To insert this URL into a webpage or other document with html coding:
<a href="http://dbsearch.fredonia.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=4187193&db=afh">
Clinchy article in Phi Delta Kappan </a>

 What appears to your reader:
Clinchy article in Phi Delta Kappan


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