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Linking Shapiro Library Database Content From Blackboard

This Guide provides directions on where to locate and copy unique article URLs or DOIs in various Shapiro Library databases. It includes information on the necessary use of our EZ Proxy Server address and a Link Generator that automates the procedure.

Off-Campus Services Librarian

Edward Daniels

Contact:
Shapiro Library Room L-3

Southern New Hampshire University

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Manchester, NH 03106

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e.daniels@snhu.edu

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About the Library's Proxy Server Address

    Any function that you set up through your Control Panel that allows for adding a “+ External Link” can be utilized to place a persistent, durable, or stable-linked article from a number of our library article databases. Students accessing your chosen articles from off-campus must login through the University's mySNHU portal and then enter their online class in Blackboard.

    After pasting an article URL into your chosen + External Link section at the Control Panel level in Blackboard, you must build the following proxy server address as a prefix   onto the front of the URL:

http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=

    As of May 1st, 2012, both the EBSCOHost and ProQuest database articles will have our proxy server address already built onto the front end of an article's URL at the point that you copy it from inside the respective database. 

 

This guide also includes a Link Generator, created by our Systems/Reference Librarian Emily Singley, that will automate the procedure of building the appropriate article link for a URL or DOI from many of our databases where still necessary. This may be used in lieu of manually building the appropriate article URL.

 

A sample from an EBSCO database such as Academic Search Complete would look like:

http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=65371324&site=ehost-live

    A small number of databases use a "digital object identifier" or DOI as the component of their linking format, and those are noted below.

    Faculty are reminded to verify articles for accessibility and/or technical changes in the article URLs when using the same articles in their +External Link section during subsequent semesters or terms. Database vendors’ content and access points are subject to change over time.

 

Special Note: Harvard Publishing forbids linking of their Harvard Business Review articles  (accessed through the Business Source Complete database) into any course management system. Students may be textually directed to locate selected article titles in HBR via Business Source Complete, but the articles may not be linked from your course within Blackboard. 

 

Directions for Locating Article URLs in Shapiro Library Databases

ABI/INFORM:

1.)    Locate your desired article in the database.

2.)    Click on the link for the article's "Citation/Abstract".

3.)    Locate the line under Indexing (details) for the "Document URL" and copy the article's link.

 

4.)    Copy and paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

ACLS Humanities E-Book Project:

1.)    Conduct your book search in the database and click on your chosen book’s link.

2.)    At the bottom of the book’s main web page below its Catalog Record look for the URL line.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

ACM Digital Library Core Collection:

1.)    Locate the article that you wish to link and click on its title.

2.)    Find the “doi” (Digital Object Identifier) located below the citation information and copy it. ( do not include "<" in the copy )

3.)    Paste the “DOI Bookmark” into your Create Web Link section and build on both the proxy server address and the following: http://dx.doi.org .

4.) A article linked  from the ACM Digital Library will be entered as:

 http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2445196.2445201

 

Books 24x7:

1.) Locate the book or chapter of your choice.

2.) Click on the "Share" icon in the upper portion of the screen

3.) The URL, with the SNHU Ezproxy server address built onto the front end, will come up onscreen.

4.) Copy and paste the URL into your Create Web Link section.

 

Britannica Online:

1.)   Locate the encyclopedia entry that you wish to link and click on its title.

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

Business Insights: Essentials

1.) Locate the article that you wish to link to.

2.) Click on the grey "Share" tab.

3. Copy the URL and paste it into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

 The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy:

1.)    Find your desired article in full text in the database.

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server prefix address.

  

 CQ Researcher:

1.)    Find your CQ Researcher Report in HTML format and proceed to the bottom of the document.

2.)    Copy the "Document URL" link at the bottom of the page.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

 Credo Reference:

1.)   Find your desired definition or entry in full text in the database.

2.)    Copy the URL located in the Citation box at the end of the entry.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the entry's URL..

 

 Dissertations & Theses: Full Text:

1.)    Locate your desired dissertation or theses in the database.

2.)    Click on the "Citation/Abstract" link below the document title.

3.)    Pull the page down and locate the line for the "Document URL". 

4.)    Copy and paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

 DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals:

1.)    Locate your desired article in the directory.

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section.

 

 

Ebrary E-Books:

1.) Locate your book through the Online Catalog or Ebrary database and open up the book.

2.) Copy the URL in your browser address bar.

3.) To link to a particular page; Add the page number (located in the "Page" box on the far right hand side of the Ebrary tool bar) manually at the end of the URL in the format: &ppg=xxx

4.) To link to a particular chapter; Use the first page number of the chapter (located in the "Page" box on the far right hand side of the Ebrary tool bar) at the end of the URL in the format: &ppg=XXX

5.) Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

6.) Here's a sample chapter link: http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/snhu/docDetail.action?docID=10530048&ppg=80

 

EBSCOHost Full Content Databases & Indexes: Academic Search Complete, America History & Life, Book Index with Reviews, Business Source Complete, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL Complete, Communications and Mass Media Complete Criminal Justice Abstracts, EconLit, Education Full Text, ERIC, Family & Society Studies Worldwide, GreenFILE, Health Source, Hospitality & Tourism Complete , Humanities International Complete, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Library Literature and Information Science Full Text, Medline, Mental Measurements Handbook, Military and Government Collection, MLA International Bibliography, NCJRS Abstracts, Newspaper Source, PsycARTICLES, PsycEXTRA, PsycINFO, Regional Business News,  SocINDEX with Full Text, and SPORTDiscus

1.)    Perform an article search in your selected database.

2.)    Click on the title of the chosen article to bring up its citation and/or abstract.

3.)    Click on the "Permalink" link in the right hand column and copy the article's URL.

4.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

5.)    In the case of the Indexes and all articles available only in PDF format, the “Permalink” will connect back to the abstract of the article that will include the “Linked Full Text” to the appropriate EBSCO database containing the full content, or a link to the PDF copy.

 

eBooks on EBSCOhost:

1.) Locate your book of interest in the collection and click on it's title link.

2.) From next page look in the right hand column for the icon signifying "Permalink".

3. Copy and paste the "Permalink" URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

  Emerald Full Text:

1.)    Conduct your search and locate the desired article in Emerald.

2.)    Click on the "View HTML" or "Abstract" link beneath the article's citation.

3.)    Copy the DOI (Permanent URL) as located on either page.

4.)    Paste it into your Create Web Link section and build on both the proxy server address and the following: http://dx.doi.org .

5.) A linked article from Emerald would be entered as: http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/08876049910298775

 

  ERIC Documents (from U.S. Dept. of Education or EBSCO versions):

1.)    Find your Document in the ERIC database of your choice and bring up its .PDF file

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. ERIC Documents are freely accessible

       via both the open source at U.S. Dept.of Education or EBSCO, and will not require the use of the proxy server address.

 

 HeinOnline:

1.)    Find your document in the database.

2.)    Click on the “Permanent link to this page” icon in the upper right hand corner

3.)    Copy the URL that will open in an external window.

4.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address

  

InfoTrac (Gale) Databases: Opposing Viewpoints, Virtual Reference Library, & GreenR:

1.)    Conduct your article search in the database and bring up the full text content.

2.)    Pull the full text page down to the bottom to the Source Citation section where you will see the "Document URL".

3.)    Copy the URL; paste it into your Create Web Link section, and build on the proxy server address.

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Encyclopedia of Biodiversity ( via ScienceDirect ):

1.) Conduct your search and bring up the HTML text of the section that you want to link to.

2.) Locate the DOI including its prefix: http://dx.doi.org at the top of the right hand column of the page.

3.) Copy and paste the DOI into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

4.) An article linked from the IES&BS will be entered as: http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B0-08-043076-7/03712-8

 

 JSTOR:

1.)    Find your chosen article and click on its title.

2.)    Locate the Stable URL under the journal title and publishing information at the top of the screen.

3.)    Copy and paste Stable URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address. 

 

Lexis-Nexis Academic:

1.) Locate your chosen article and click on its title to bring up the full text.

2.) Locate and click the icon to: "Copy Document Link" (if available) above the article's title on the right hand side of the screen.

3.) Right mouse click on the the article's link; choose to: Copy Shortcut. Paste it into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

 

 Literature Criticism Online:

1.)    Conduct your article search in the database and bring up the full text content.

2.)    If you see an InfoMark (a blue circle with a yellow "i" inside) next to the document title or author’s name, you can copy the URL from your browser's address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service from U.S. Dept. of Justice or EBSCO versions):

1.)    Find your Document in the NCJRS database of your choice and bring up its .PDF file

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. NCJRS Documents are freely accessible

       and will not require the use of the proxy server address.

 

 New York Times - Historical (1851 – 2006):

1.)  Locate the citation of the article you wish to link to.

2.)  Click on the link to the "Citation/Abstract" for the article.

3.)   Locate the line below the citation for the "Document URL" and copy the article's link.

4.)  Paste the link into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

 Ovid Journals:


1.) Conduct search for journal in Find a Journal link off library website.

2.) In Ovid, select Journals tab.

3.) Locate Journal, click to open, find desired issue, then click on title of desired article.

4.) Click Email Jumpstart - PDF, and copy URL.

5.) Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address. 

 

 

Oxford Art Online:

1.)   Find your desired article in full text in the database.

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

Periodicals Archive Online:

1.)  Locate your article citation with full text in the database.

2.)  Click on the “Bookmark this item” link.

3.)  Copy the “Durable URL” link that will open in an external window.

4.)  Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

 Project Muse:

1.)   Locate your article citation with full text in the results list.

2.)   Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)   Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server prefix address.

 

 

 Proquest Central and Its Collections: Accounting & Tax, Biology, Canadian Newstand Complete, CBCA Complete, Computing Periodicals, Criminal Justice, Education, Family Health, Health and Medical Complete, Military Collection, Nursing & Allied health Source, Proquest Newspapers, Psychology Journals, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Telecommunications:

1.)    Locate and bring up the text of your desired article in the database.

2.)    Click on the tab entitled: "Abstract/Details".

3.)    Locate below the abstract in the "Details" section of the page the "Document URL" and copy the article's link.

4.)   Copy and paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

 Psychiatry Online:

1.)    Conduct your article search in the database and bring up the full text content.

2.)    Copy the URL in your browser’s address bar.

3.)    Paste the URL into your Create Web Link section and build on the proxy server address.

 

SAGE Journals Online:

1.)    Locate your chosen article and click on the link for its Abstract.

2.)    Locate the DOI on the Abstract page.

3.)    Copy the DOI  and paste it into your Create Web Link section and build on both the proxy server address and http://dx.doi.org

4.)    An article linked from Sage Journals Online would be entered as: 

http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163278708328738

         

 

 Science Direct:

1.)   Conduct a search in our “Subscribed” journal titles.

2.)   Locate your chosen article and click on its title link.

3.)   Locate the DOI underneath the journal title; volume and issue number.

 4.)  Copy and paste the DOI into your Create Web Link and build on the proxy server address along with: http://dx.doi.org .

 5.)  An article linked from ScienceDirect would be entered as: http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2004.02.004

 

Wall Street Journal:

1.)    Locate and bring up the text of your desired article in the database.

2.)    Click on the tab entitled: "Abstract/Details".

3.)    Locate below the abstract in the "Details" section of the page the "Document URL" and copy the article's link.

3.)   Copy and paste the URL into your Create Web Link section. The proxy server address is already built onto the front end of the article's URL.

 

 


 

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