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Integrating Library Resources into Teaching and Learning: Linking to a Journal

Tips and tricks for using library resources in your courses, including reserves, persistent links, video, images, and more.

How to link to a Publication

Finding an e-Journal with the Journal List

You can use the MCC Library Journal List to access an e-journal (or to find out if a title is available). Choose an appropriate search option from the drop down menu next to the search field. I recommend selecting Title Contains all Words. This type of search will combine all keywords with the AND Boolean operator.

Try running a search for a publication. If it is available, underneath the title you will see one or more links next to corresponding time spans (indicating publication availability). If you have multiple options, choose the option with the preferred coverage. Clicking on the link will take you to the journal page within the chosen resource. Below, we'll cover how to link to a journal page in a few commonly used resources.

EBSCOhost Databases

If the journal page is in an EBSCOhost database you will see a button towards the top right that is marked share. Clicking on this button will reveal the persistent link. Don't forget to add the proxy prefix (http://sirsi.mchenry.edu:2048/login?url=) to the beginning of the persistent link.

Here is an example:

http://sirsi.mchenry.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&jid=SCN&site=ehost-live

JSTOR

When you follow a JSTOR journal link from the Journal List, you'll be able to grab the URL from the address bar (it's a persistent link). Don't forget to add the proxy prefix.

When finished the final link should look similar to the example below:

http://sirsi.mchenry.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/journal/sciefictstud

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