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Syllabus Links

Adding library resources to a syllabus is a wonderful way to encourage students to use the library, and ensure every student can obtain a copy of the readings assigned.

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Library resources can be added to a syllabus by either 

  1. Inserting a “direct link” into your syllabus
  2. Inserting a “student finds” link into your syllabus. The “student finds” link lets students know the resource is in the library and that librarian assistance is available. Librarians encourage this type of link because it is less burdensome for faculty and encourages students to improve their library research and navigation skills.
Option 1: Student Finds
Option 2: Direct Link

Requires the student to find the library resource, which is slower than clicking a link

Is initially more difficult for inexperienced library users

Involves no additional work for faculty when they are creating a syllabus (beyond confirming the resource is in the library)

May cause problems on evenings/weekends when library staff may not be available to assist students

If the article/e-Book link changes, the syllabus does not need to be updated

Teaches students to be self-sufficient library users and researchers

A direct link is the quickest way for a student to access a library resource

Levels the playing field between experienced and inexperienced library users

Creates additional work for faculty when creating a syllabus

Although MS Word’s link message (control+click) occasionally causes confusion, most students can use a direct link to access a library resource without difficulty

Although article/e-Book links rarely change, if one does, the syllabus link will need to be updated

Does not teach students to be self-sufficient library users and researchers

 

Instructions for Creating Syllabus Links (Student Finds Link)
  1. Confirm the resource is in the UI& U Library. For articles, use Google Scholar@UI& U or the journal directory (instructional video). For e-books, use the catalog (instructional video).
  2. Copy and paste the following text into your syllabus: UI & U Library Resource (find or get help).
  3. If needed, instructions on how to create links and copy & paste can be found at the bottom of this page
Instructions for Creating Links (Direct Link)
  1. Locate your article using Google Scholar@UI&U or the journal directory (instructional video). For e-books, use the catalog (instructional video).
  2. Identify the database provider (look for an icon).

  3. Use the database-specific instructions below to create a direct link.
  4. If needed, instructions on how to create links and copy & paste can be found at the bottom of this page.
Potential Problems
Please note: It is easy for direct links to be formatted incorrectly. These are some of the most common problems:
  • Browser Address Bar: Copy the link from the database and not the browser address bar.

If copied from the browser address bar, the link may or may not work, depending if whether the person is logged into their MyUnion account. Hint: a correct link will begin with http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=

 

  • Web Outlook: If you copy and paste a link from web outlook into another document or CampusWeb, web Outlook may reformat the link incorrectly.

  • Displayed URL vs. Actual URL: Sometimes the displayed URL and actual URL are different.

 

AnthroSource
  1. Find the full text article that you want to link to
  2. Click on the article title to go to the full record
  3. Copy the number next to the doi field (i.e. 10.1525/aa.2005.107.3.321)

  4. Add the doi number to the end of the following link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/
  5. The link will take users to the abstact page with a link to the full text article
  6. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus.

Full Link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/ahu.2003.28.2.180

Completed Citation & Link: Bellino, M. (2003), Dentro el silencio (From inside the Quiet). Anthropology and Humanism, 28(2), 180–187. doi: 10.1525/ahu.2003.28.2.180 Available online from the UI&U Library (Direct Link)

EBSCO (Academic Search Premier, etc.)
  1. Find the article and verify that the database has the EBSCO logo
  2. Click the “Permalink” icon to obtain the article link
  3. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus.

Full Link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.myunion.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN= 48924215&site=ehost-live

Completed Citation & Link: Mills, A. (2011). Inspirations and Departures: Meri Wells. Ceramics: Art & Perception, (84), 58-61. Available online from the UI&U Library (Direct Link)

Syllabus E-Book Link

E-Books (ebrary, EBSCO eBook Collection, etc.)

Ebrary

  1. Open the ebook in the ebrary database
  2. Locate the 8-digit Document ID in the address bar URL
  3. Add it to the end of this string:
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/tui/Doc?id=Document ID
    e.g. http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/tui/Doc?id=19344594
  4. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus

 

EBSCO eBooks & PsycBOOKS

  1. Open the ebook in the database
  2. Click "Permalink"
  3. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus
Films on Demand

Linking

1) Find the article in the Films on Demand database (library homepage > Articles & Databases tab>). Select “videos & multimedia” from drop-down box

2) Scroll down to see the Title URL

3) Copy and paste the link into your syllabus (be careful to copy the entire link.  It will end with a string of numbers).  Note: you can also click on a segment of the video and copy the "Segment URL"

4) When adding a link in CampusWeb, it is a good practice to select “new window” as the target so students do not have to leave the course site to view the video.

 

Gale
  1. Find your article and verify that the database has the Gale logo
  2. Click the “Bookmark this Document” link
  3. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus.

Full Link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA240072589&v=2.1&u=vol_m761j&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w

Completed Citation & Link:Muhammad, N., Maishanu, N. M., Jabo, A. M., & Rabiu, M. M. (2010). Tracing children with blindness and visual impairment using the key informant survey in a district of north-Western Nigeria. Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, 17(4), 330-334. Available online from the UI&U Library (Direct Link)

Google Books
  1. Go to http://books.google.com/books
  2. Search for your book and confirm that a full text copy is available (it should say "full view" or “‎free Google eBook.” It is not available as full text if it only says "preview" or “snippet view”).
  3. Open the e-book and click the link image.

Full Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=b7MXAAAAYAAJ&dq=emma&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Completed Citation & Link:Austen, J. (1886). Emma. Bentley. Available online from Google Books (Direct Link)

google books link

JSTOR
  1. Find your article and verify that the database has the JSTOR logo.
  2. Locate the article's stable URL.
  3. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus.

Full Link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3099960

Completed Citation & Link:Richter, B. D., Mathews, R., Harrison, D. L., & Wigington, R. (2003). Ecologically sustainable water management: Managing river flows for ecological integrity. Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological Society of America, 13(1), 206-224. Available online from the Union Institute & University Library (Direct Link)

ProQuest
  1. Find the article and verify that the database has the ProQuest logo
  2. Click the "Citation/Abstract" link
  3. Scroll down the page and locate the Document URL
  4. Copy & paste the link into your syllabus.

Full Link: http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=2022195941&Fmt=6&clientId=68174&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Completed Citation & Link:Gotsis, G., & Kortezi, Z. (2010). Ethical Considerations in Organizational Politics: Expanding the Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 93(4), 497-517. Available online from the Union Institute & University Library (Direct Link)

PsychiatryOnline
  1. Find the full text article that you want to link to.
  2. Locate and copy the doi number
  3. Add the doi number to the end of the following link:
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/Add DOI number
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.164.3.402
  4. Copy & paste the completed link into your syllabus
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. Available in the UI&U Library (Direct Link)

Completed Citation & Link:Green, A. I., Drake, R. E., Brunette, M. F., & Noordsy, D. L. (2007). Schizophrenia and co-occurring substance use disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(3), 402-8. Available online from the Union Institute & University Library (Direct Link)

SAGE
  1. Locate the article and verify that the database has the SAGE logo
  2. Locate the DOI (right-hand menu)
  3. Add the article's DOI to the end of this link:
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/Add the DOI number here
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359104507080977
  4. Copy & paste the completed link into your syllabus.

Completed Citation & Link: Kozlowska, K. (2007). The developmental origins of conversion disorders. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 12(4), 487-510. Available online from the Union Institute & University Library (Direct Link)

ScienceDirect
  1. Find the full text article that you want to link to
  2. Look for the DOI link above the abstract
  3. Copy the DOI link
  4. Add the DOI link after the proxy prefix
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=Add the DOI link here
    http://proxy.my​union.edu/login​?url=http://dx.doi.org.proxy.myunion.edu/10.1016/j.ejor.2008.04.042
  5. Copy & paste the completed link into your syllabus with the citation.
Completed Citation & Link: Beraldi, P., Bruni, M. E., & Conforti, D. ( 2009). The stochastic trim-loss problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 197(1), 42-49. Available online from the Union Institute & University Library

How to Create Links, Copy & Paste
  1. Hold down the left mouse button and highlight the text you want to copy
  2. Release the left mouse button and move the cursor so it is positioned within the highlighted text
  3. Hit the “control” button plus the “c” button to copy the text
  4. Open your syllabus or other document
  5. Position the blinking cursor where you want to add the copied text
  6. Hit the “control” button plus the “v” button to paste the text. If you are creating a syllabus link, instead of hitting control+v, click the right mouse button to pull up the menu
  7. Select hyperlink from the menu
  8. An Insert Hyperlink screen will appear. In the first box, type the text you would like displayed, i.e., Available online from the Union Institute & University Library (Direct Link)
  9. Move the cursor to the second box. Hit the “control” button plus the “v” button to past the link
  10. The completed link should look like this: