You can add links to databases in your Moodle course.
REMEMBER! Let your students know that a link is a "database" link that will require them to enter their myPittCC username and password in order to access it from off campus.
You can provide a link to a specific article, video, etc., that resides within a database. In order for students to be able to access these resources from off campus, you must use permalinks that include the Library's proxy URL. If you need help or want a librarian to check your links, please let us know. We will be glad to help you.
Permalinks are static or permanent web addresses (URLs) which point to a specific item such as an article or e-book.
If you copy an article or database URL directly from the browser's address bar, it will typically not work from off campus and many times will no longer work once the browser is closed.
Do not copy the address bar URL. Instead, Anatomy TV provides a share icon.
Databases may provide icons or hyperlinks that will take you to a permalink. Look for words or phrases such as bookmarks, document URL, share, etc. We've provided a few examples from some of our more popular databases below. If you can't find a permalink, please ask!
In this example from Anatomy TV, click the share icon to get a permalink.
HOWEVER, you are not done yet!
Sometimes! Many databases already include information in the URL that will prompt users to log in when trying to access database materials from off campus. If that information (called the proxy URL) is not included, you can easily add it. If you're not comfortable with that, we can help!
All you have to do is copy the proxy URL and paste it at the beginning of the permalink. There should not be a space between the proxy URL and the permalink. Again, some databases will already include the proxy URL at the beginning of the permalink, but if not, just copy and paste it to the beginning and you should be good to go.
From the results list click either the Abstract/Details link or the Details link provided under the information listed about the article.
Scroll to the end of the article and look for the Document URL. This is the link that should be used so that students can access the article from off campus.
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Some films in Kanopy are only available via special order. We also have access to SWANK Digital Campus and Films on Demand. A librarian can help you figure out if the Library can provide the video you need.