Creating Links to Proquest Articles

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 example below is for an article in ProQuest. Other instructions are available for JSTOREbscoHost, Science Direct and Project Muse.

Find the article to which you want to link (example below).



Copy the link indicated in red and paste it into blackboard or an email message.

This link will allow students to access the article directly from on or off campus.

*Note: If a link is used instead of copying the PDF file into Blackboard there is no copyright concern, since we do have a license to use the databases.

Questions? Call the Library Reference Desk at 502.272.8317