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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Page history last edited by JSRCC Library 11 years, 6 months ago

 

JSRCC Library Guides

 

  1. Go the JSRCC Library home page at www.reynolds.edu/library.

  2. When the Library home page appears, click on Research Guides. When the next screen appears, browse through the course-based, subject-based, and general guides.  Click on any guide you are interested in adding to your Blackboard course site.

 

 

  1. When the online guide appears (e.g., Study Skills & Academic Success subject guide) - highlight, (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the URL from the browser address bar into your Blackboard course. Click on the image below to go to the guide.

 

 

Blackboard – Add an External Link screen

 

 

Library Databases

 

  1. From the Library’s home page, click on Databases A-Z or Databases by Subject.

 

  1. When the list of databases appears, find the database link you are interested in adding to your Bb course.

  2. Right-click on the database link.  When a menu appears, left-click on Copy ShortcutClick on the image below to go to the Academic Search Complete database.

 

  1. Paste (<Ctrl>+V) the URL into your Bb course.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you do not copy the URL from the browser address bar.  DON'T COPY THIS URL:

 

Off-Campus Access

A. Logging in From Off-Campus

 

  1. When using a computer off-campus, if you click on any JSRCC Library database links you will get a Virginia's Community College System login screen first.  Login with the same username and password you use for accessing any services through My JSRCC (e.g., Blackboard). After you login, you will get the database search screen.

  1. For more information, go to our Off-Campus Access web page. 

 

 B.  Linking Directly to Articles - Proxy Server and URL Prefix

 

The library’s licensed databases available through either consortium - VIVA (The Virtual Library of Virginia) and VCCS (Virginia Community College System) require that we control access and restrict it to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with JSRCC.  This is accomplished by using a proxy server for off-campus access to these databases.  To engage the proxy server, the URL that connects the user to the vendor's database must be modified to include the proxy server information.  When you save (bookmark) a URL from an article in a database for use in a reading list or class assignment, that URL must also be modified if students are to use those links from off-campus. To engage the off-campus proxy environment, a URL must have a prefix added that will cause the proxy server to determine if the user must be authenticated or not.  This prefix consists of the following text:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=

EBSCOhost Databases

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?ebsco

 

  1. From you results list, click on the article you wish to link from your Bb course.

  2. When the full article / record appears - highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the Persistent link into your Bb course (may need to scroll down to view the Persistent link).  Click on the image below to go to the article from the Academic Search Complete database.

 

 

  1. You do not have to add the ezproxy URL prefix to any EBSCOhost article. The proxy server information is already in the EBSCOhost Persistent URL.

 

Gale Databases

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?gale

 

  1. From your results list, click on the article title you wish to link from your Bb course.

  2. When the full article appears, click on the Bookmark or InfoMark link from the menu near the top of the screen.

  1. When the Bookmark or InfoMark window appears - highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the URL into your Bb course.  Make sure to highlight the whole URL.

 

-OR-

Right click on the Bookmark or InfoMark link.  When a menu appears, click on Copy Shortcut.

 

  1. Add the following URL prefix in front of the Gale Bookmark or Infomark URL:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the article:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&docType=IAC&type=retrieve&tabID=T002&prodId=OVRC&docId=A196242836&user GroupName=viva2_jsrcc&version=1.0&searchType=AdvancedSearchForm&source=gale

 

If there is only an InfoMark icon  without a link to the URL, use the URL in the browser address bar.  Highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the URL into your Bb course.

 

 

  • Add the following URL prefix in front of the Gale URL:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the article:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/HistRC/hits?locID=viva2_jsrcc&toy=&did=&tom=&sortOrder=PubTitle&tod=&hdb=US&rfr=A.D.&txt3 =&txt2=&txt1=jamestown&dtp=&items=0&origSearch=false&docNum=A154333186&bucket= iac&secondary=false&fry=&t=RK&rto=A.D.&s=sA&tabMap=119&tpt=&r=d&idx3=FT&o=&frm= &idx2=KE&n=10&idx1=KE&l=dJ&opr2=AND&opr1=AND&tab=2&frd=&tpf=&c=27

 

JSTOR Database

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?xsrjstor

 

  1. From the results list, select the article you wish to link from your Bb course by clicking on the Item Information link.

 

 

  1. When the next screen appears, highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the JSTOR Stable URL into your Bb course.

  1. Add the following URL prefix in front of the JSTOR Stable URL:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look like this - click on the url below to go to the article:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3792328

 

Wiley InterScience

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?blacksearch

  1. From the results list, click on the PDF link for the article you wish to link from your Bb course.

 

  1. When the PDF article appears, highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V)  URL in your browser address bar into your Bb course.

 

 

  1. Add the following URL prefix in front of the Wiley InterScience URL:

    http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the article:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/104550294/PDFSTART

 

 

Your Journals@Ovid Database

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?ovidyrovft

 

  1. From the results list, checkmark the box next to the article you wish to link from your Bb course.

  2. Then click on the Save option from the menu near the top right of the screen.

  1. When the Save Results screen appears, checkmark the box next to Include link to each record? then click on Continue.

 

  1. When the File Download window appears, click on Open.

 

 

  1. When the Notepad window appears – highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the URL into your Bb course.  You can also email the link to yourself.

 

 

  1. Add the following URL prefix in front of the Your Journals@Ovid URL address:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the article:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00131746-200805002-00007&D=yrovftj

 

NetLibrary Online Books

URL:  http://www.netlibrary.com

 

NetLibrary is a database containing over 10,000 online full-text books covering a multitude of 

subject areas including public domain books in literature and history. These online books can be

accessed via the VCCSLinc Library Catalog or through the Research Databases links from the

library’s web site.

 

A. Create a NetLibrary Account

To access NetLibrary from outside campus, you will need to set up your own personal NetLibrary account at http://www.netlibrary.com from any Internet-accessible computer on campus.

 

  1. From the NetLibrary main page, click on the Create a Free Account link on the top right of the screen.

  2. When the Create a Free Account screen appears, fill out the required fields then click on the Create Account button.

 

B. Linking to NetLibrary Books using the VCCSLinc Library Catalog

URL:  http://vccslinc.vccs.edu/F/?func=find-b-0&local_base=jsrcc

 

  1. From the catalog results list, select the NetLibrary books you are interested in linking from your Bb course by right-clicking on the link underneath the Ext Link column.

  2. When a menu appears, click on Properties.

 

  1. When the Properties window appears,  highlight the URL from "http://vccslinc.vccs.edu" through "type=MEDIA" (you will need to scroll down to highlight this complete address, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) this URL into your Bb course. You do not need to include the proxy server URL prefix.

 

 

Your URL should look something like this click on the url below to go to the book:

http://vccslinc.vccs.edu:80/F/7T2QJ3D789HU3XJJ7EVJU652BCSMLPHJMGTYE17XQHX9FXMQXP-61738?func=service&doc_library=VCC01&doc_number=001391445&line_number=0001&service_type=MEDIA

 

C. Linking to NetLibrary Books using NetLibrary

URL:  http://www.netlibrary.com

 

  1. From the NetLibrary search results screen, click on the View this eBook link for the book you are interested in linking from your Bb course.

  1. When the next screen appears, click on the eContent Details tab from the menu on the left.

 

  1. When the eContent Details information appears – highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) the      Product ID number.

 

 

  1. You will also need to use the base or prefix URL for NetLibrary persistent linking which is:

    http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?id=

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the book:

http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?id=138027

 

Safari Books Online

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?safari

 

A. Linking to Safari Books using the VCCSLinc Library Catalog

URL:  http://vccslinc.vccs.edu/F/?func=find-b-0&local_base=jsrcc

 

  1. From the catalog results list, select the NetLibrary books you are interested in linking from your Bb course by right-clicking on the link underneath the Ext Link column.

  2. When a menu appears, click on Properties.

 

  1. When the Properties window appears,  highlight the URL from "http://vccslinc.vccs.edu" through "type=MEDIA" (you will need to scroll down to highlight this complete address, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V) this URL into your Bb course. You do not need to include the proxy server URL prefix.

 

 

Your URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the book:

 

http://vccslinc.vccs.edu:80/F/7T2QJ3D789HU3XJJ7EVJU652BCSMLPHJMGTYE17XQHX9FXMQXP-66228?func=service&doc_library=VCC01&doc_number=001554907&line_number=0001&service_type=MEDIA

 

B. Linking to Safari Books Using Safari

URL:  http://library.vccs.edu/license-bin/linker.plx?safari

 

  1. From the Safari Books search results screen, click on the book cover or title you are interested in linking from your Bb course.

 

 

  1. When the Start Reading Online screen appears for the book, highlight, copy (<Ctrl>+C), and paste (<Ctrl>+V)  URL in your browser address bar into your Bb course.

 

 

  1. Add the following URL prefix in front of the Safari Books URL:

    http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=  

 

Your final URL should look something like this - click on the url below to go to the book:

http://ezproxy.vccs.edu:2048/login?url=http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/9780321602398

 

Other Databases

  If you need assistance in creating persistent links to articles in other databases or are not sure if a particular database supports persistent links, contact Denise Woetzel at ext. 5325 or email Denise at dwoetzel@reynolds.edu.

 

 

Last updated 4/13/09.

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