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Linking from Brightspace: Home

Tips on how to create links from your Brightspace course pages to the library's online content.

Finding Persistent Links

This guide provides instructions for finding the persistent links to items such as journal articles or e-books, for commonly used library databases.  If you need help with a resource not listed here, Ask a Librarian.

When you're viewing a journal article on publisher pages such as Sage, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley, the URL in your Internet browser is automatically persistent.

Credo Reference

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired e-reference article
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the report and find the article's ready-made citation
  3. Copy the URL from this citation and paste it into your Brightspace page

EBSCO Databases

Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Humanities International Complete, PsycArticles, etc.

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired article
  2. In the Tools menu at right, click on Permalink
  3. Copy the URL that pops up and paste it into your Brightspace page

Gale Reference

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired e-reference article
  2. Click the "Cite" button next to the search menu
  3. Copy the URL from the end of the citation and paste it into your Brightspace page

Kanopy Streaming Video

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired video
  2. The URL in your Internet browser bar is a persistent link.  Copy it to Brightspace

Naxos Music Library

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired recording
  2. The URL in your Internet browser bar is a persistent link.  Copy it to Brightspace.

OneSearch

  1. In your search results, find the title of your desired article
  2. Click on the "Permanent Link" button next to the title 
  3. Copy this link and paste it onto your Brightspace page

Why Use Persistent Links?

To connect your students from Brightspace course pages to content available online through Meredith's library (such as journal articles, e-books, or streaming videos), you should use persistent links.

All library databases allow for persistent links, which are designed to always connect the user directly to the desired content.

Two important things to know:

1) Because of database license agreements, you should never download an article or ebook from a database as a PDF and upload it to Brightspace.  Instead, insert a persistent link to the item into your course page.

2) You can create your own persistent URL for any library content by pasting a particular "prefix" before the regular URL.  This ensures that students can access the content from off-campus.  The form of the URL should be:

https://login.proxy108.nclive.org/login?url=[regular URL]

CQ Researcher

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired report
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the report and look for the link labeled "Document URL"
  3. Copy this link into your Brightspace page

Ebook Central

To link to an entire e-book:

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired e-book
  2. On the left side of the screen, click the Read Online button
  3. The URL in your Internet browser bar is a persistent link.  Copy it to Brightspace.

To link to a book chapter:

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired e-book
  2. In the Table of Contents, click on the title of the desired chapter
  3. The URL in your Internet browser bar is a persistent link that will take you to the first page of your selected chapter.  Copy it to Brightspace.

Films on Demand

To link to an entire video:

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired video
  2. Click the "Share" button below the video player
  3. Click "Embed/Link" and find the Record URL
  4. Copy this link and paste it into your Brightspace page

To link to a segment of a video:

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired segment.  Alternatively, from the page with the full video, click the desired Segment title in the list on the right
  2. Click the "Share" button below the video player
  3. Click "Embed/Link" and find the Segment URL
  4. Copy this link and paste it into your Brightspace page

JSTOR

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired article
  2. On the left, just above the button "Cite this item", find the URL
  3. Copy this link and paste it into your Brightspace page

North Carolina Newspapers

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired article.
  2. The URL in your Internet browser bar is a persistent link.  Copy it to Brightspace.

ProQuest Databases

Includes ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, Historical New York Times, etc.

  1. In your search results, click on the title of the desired article
  2. Click on the "Abstract/Details" tab
  3. Scroll down to the Document URL
  4. Copy and Paste the URL into your Brightspace page

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