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Using Shapiro Library Content in the LMS

This guide is for SNHU instructional designers, course developers, deans, faculty and staff that want to use library resources in the LMS and to ensure best practices are followed.

Linking to Library Resources

Due to our contracts with our vendors and the tenants of fair use/copyright, all library resources need to be placed into the LMS through a permanent link. Resources cannot be downloaded and placed in the LMS or Learning Object Repository unless it for an accessibility need. As the University works on the Curation Engine project, the library will be working with this team to understand the possibilities this may provide.

In order for any SNHU folks to access library resources off campus, our authentication protocol EZproxy also needs to be included in the permanent link for most databases. Our EZProxy Generator tool easily adds this authentication to your database permanent links.

Linking can be unique in each database; search the eLearning FAQs below for linking directions for each of our over 300 databases.

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Use the search below to retrieve linking instructions and best practices for Shapiro library databases and collections.


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