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Integrating Library Resources into Teaching and Learning

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). 

Try running a search for a publication -- or browse the journals by category on the left side of the page. If the title is available, when you click on the record 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.

Screenshot of catalog record for the publication American Libraries with an arrow pointing to the full text availability

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. 

Here is an example:


You can use the "Get Link" option found in all Gale Databases (excluding Gale Directory Library) to link back to any page within a Gale resource. You can link to articles, results, and publications using the bookmark function (it'll always be in the same place). Use the same process as linking to an article.


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: