Linking to Library Resources
Link to specific articles in a database or online journal
Create a permanent link to specific articles or online journals by following the instructions.
Using persistent links allows you to direct students to USM Library materials through email, on websites, in Blackboard course sites etc. However, the correct URL must be used to maintain login authentication for many of the Library’s databases.
- Identify the direct link to the material.
- For example the title Accident Analysis & Prevention has the following URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014575
- Add the proxy address as a prefix:
- When spliced together our example reads as follows: http://www.library.umaine.edu/auth/EZProxy/test/authej.asp? url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014575
Link to the URSUS catalog
Use http://ursus.maine.edu as the link to the URSUS Catalog
Link directly to records within URSUS
Link to e-books or audio books
Ebooks work the same as URSUS records. Look for the “Permanent URL for this record” at the bottom of the page
Link to reserve materials
Reserve materials can be accessed from the following link http://docutek.ursus.maine.edu If you wish to link to your Reserve material by class or instructor, simply click to the Class or Instructor you would like to link to, and copy the URL at the top of the page.
Link to a course or subject guide
Librarian Course and Subject Guides provide permanent URLs at the top of the guide. They all begin http://usm.maine.libguides.com/. Note the following image:
Link to AskALibrarian
The URL for Ask a librarian is http://usm.maine.libguides.com/ask-a-librarian