Faculty and staff may provide students with permanent direct links to articles in electronic journals, magazines and newspapers to which Andersen Library subscribes. These links may be made from course management software such as Desire2Learn®, as well as from individual faculty and staff home pages and ROAD. For the Library's online subscription resources that provide permanent links, there is no limit to the number of times or length of time one can link to an article, since the Library has already paid for the access. The Library provides access to about 13,000 electronic journals, many through online database systems such as EBSCOhost® and ProQuest®.
Faculty and staff may also provide durable links to materials they have placed on electronic reserve (eReserve) in the Library Catalog, as well as Catalog searches. Some examples of eReserve materials include articles from print journals, magazines and newspapers, book chapters, poems, short stories, quizzes, homework answers, and other printed material. When using durable links, there is no limit to the number of times one can link to a work. However, in order to comply with copyright restrictions the length of time is restricted to one semester. If a link is needed to an eReserve item for the subsequent semester, please contact the Circulation Department. To read about durable links to eReserves and the Catalog, please refer to the Direct Links to eReserves & the Catalog. webpage.
The instructions given below are very detailed, so if you are familiar with using durable links, you may wish to jump directly to the Database Specific Tips section.