Make it easy for your students to access McQuade library resources & services from within Blackboard.
If you need additional help, please call the reference desk at x4210 or email a librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In some databases, you are able to provide a link to the full-text article; the student just clicks the link and reads.
Many subscription databases, however, use session-specific IDs, which means the URL in the top bar is often not stable.
In order to create a link to a specific article, you need to use a persistent link (also called a permalink, a persistent URL, stable URL or document URL).
Some (not all) of our databases have persistent links at the article level.
*** If the database does not offer persistent linking, you can still link to the database, provide the citation information & have your students search on their own for the article. See "Databases" Section.
Example from JSTOR database:
These links will also have to be routed through the library proxy server if you want to ensure that off-campus students will be able to read the articles.
In order for your students to access articles from OFF CAMPUS, the URL link must include a prefix for our proxy server. The proxy server prefix is:
Add the prefix in front of the stable URL.
For example, the URL to the JSTOR article above would be:
NOTE: Links within any of the EBSCOhost databases should already have the proxy prefix in the URL.
Library Catalog link: http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/home?locg=30
You are also able to link into our web catalog and access specific books, and subject searches directly.
Please contact a librarian and we'd be happy to show you how to do this.
To link to a specific database:
1. Go to "Databases A-Z" page.
2. Right-click on the appropriate title
3. Select Copy Link Location in Firefox or Copy Shortcut in Internet Explorer
4. Go to Blackboard and create an External Link in a content area
5. Paste the URL using Ctrl + V in the blank
Course & Subject Guides http://libguides.merrimack.edu/
NoodleBib is online citation builder that allows students to create an MLA or APA formatted bibliography and download it as a Word document to turn in with their papers.
Use this URL to link to NoodleBib: http://proxy3.noblenet.org/login?url=http://www.noodletools.com/login.php?group=365&code=6913
Note: Do not link directly to www.noodletools.com. This link does not access the Library’s subscription to NoodleBib.
Also, let students know that the first time they use NoodleBib they need to create a personal folder and create a personal ID.
You may also want to link to McQuade Library's "How to Cite Sources" page at http://libguides.merrimack.edu/citing_sources