As a faculty member, you might have the need to provide a link for
your students, through email or Blackboard, to an article in one of the
library's subscription databases. Since the databases are not open
access and require authentication to use, you must supply not only the
link to the article but must also add a prefix to the link. This prefix
allows access to the article either on or off campus* (see copyright note below).
The prefix you must use is:
Find an article in Science Direct to which you want to link and copy the link:
To put it all together, take the persistent link you copied from the above record:
Add the prefix:
The resulting link will be:
This link will allow students to access the article directly from on or off campus.
. A link must be used instead of copying the PDF file into Blackboard
or email. There is no copyright concern since we do have a license to
use the databases by linking.
Questions? Call the Library Reference Desk @ 502-272-8317