Below is a short list of databases that teaching faculty may find particularly helpful. For a full list of databases available through the Library, please visit the A-Z Resources located on the Library website.
Learn how to create a persistent link to a journal article or online book.
A persistent link is a URL that points to a specific article that is available online. Persistent links can be used to point to articles or books in Blackboard, course websites or blogs, or syllabi. They are also called “stable URLs” or “durable links."
Due to copyright restrictions, it is illegal to post copies of copyrighted material to course management systems (like Blackboard), and especially to class websites open to the public. Through the use of persistent links, you can protect yourself, your students, and the university. When using a persistent link, only individuals with the proper university credentials can access the material and they are tasked with generating their own copy of the reading assigned. This practice is in keeping with the Fair Use Doctrine within the United States Copyright Law and our licensing agreements with database vendors.
Many databases include a persistent link or stable URL in the citation. Use these if they are available. In order to work with USCA authentication (off-campus access) links should begin with the following “proxy server” string so add this prefix to the stable URL given to you by the database:
YES! DOI stands for “Digital Object Identifier” and most scientific journal articles that are electronically available have one. You can turn a DOI into a stable URL that can go through the USCA authentication system by following these steps:
Contact Natalia Taylor Bowdoin, Library Collections Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 803–641–3492. You may also visit the Library website for more information.