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 JSTOR, EbscoHost, 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.
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
Questions? Call the Library Reference Desk at 502.272.8317