This guide provides guidance on creating links to Rowan University Libraries licensed content that can be embedded into courseware, such as Blackboard, a document, or a web page. For additional assistance and help, please contact a RowanSOM Librarian.
When inserting links to licensed resources, such as Ejournals, Ebooks, databases or other content, into courseware, web pages, documents, etc. you should not cut and paste a URL (the web address) from a browser’s address bar into your content. While the link may work initially it may not remain stable over time and it cannot be guaranteed if will work all the time.
Rowan University Libraries' Integrated Library System (ILS) referred to as Library Search includes an easy way to copy a link to licensed Ebook and Ejournal records. This is the preferred and best method to create a stable, durable URL (web address) to a Rowan University Libraries licensed resource.
1. Search for the Ebook or EJournal title in Library Search, or use the Journal Finder to look for only Ejournal titles. Look for the Permalink icon. For assistance using Library Search contact a RowanSOM Librarian either through Chat or AskALibrarian.
Below is the Library Search record for the Ebook Bate's guide to physical examination and history taking. You will see full-text availability and a link that will take the user to the full-text of the Ebook. Users will be prompted to log-in with their Rowan credentials before being taken to the full-text of the Ebook or Ejournal. .
To add a link to Rowan University Libraries licensed and publicly* available databases and resources start from the Rowan Medical Libraries Medical Resources and Databases page.
Locate the database or resource from the list. Place your mouse pointer over the name and right click and select Copy link address. Paste the address link into your courseware or web page.
* While publicly available databases and resources do not need Rowan authentication in order to use, some, such as PubMed and Google Scholar, have incorporated Rowan University Libraries' holding information into their records. The only way to view the holding information is by accessing the database or resource from links on the Library's website. .
This is an alternative method to link to Library content that bypasses Library Search. It MAY allow linking directly to individual Ebook chapters. However, the ability to link to specific chapters is largely dependent on the organization and design of the provider's website. This method may work or it may not, and when linking to Ebooks and Ejournals the RowanSOM Library recommends using the Permalink option as detailed above. Contact the RowanSOM Library for help with linking to articles and chapters.
For Ebook and Ejournal titles use the following procedure.
This is the provider's URL for the online version of the book Mark’s Basic Medical Biochemistry:
http://meded.lwwhealthlibrary.com/book.aspx?bookid=791 This link will not allow Rowan users access as it will not route users through Rowan University's central authentication service (CAS)
A URL that will route through CAS and allow Rowan users to log-in and view the content of the Ebook:
Can I link to the full text of a journal article?
Yes, use Journal Finder, or if searching in PubMed use the Rowan GetIT button, to go to the article’s record in Library Search and look for the Permlink icon to obtain a link that can be embedded in courseware or a web page.
Can I link to a specific chapter of an Ebook?
Yes and No, in some cases you may be able to create a link to a book chapter that can be embedded into courseware or a web page, but it largely depends on the design and organization of the Ebook provider’s website. Some provider’s website will allow you to link to a chapter while other may not. See Creating Proxied Links to Ebooks and EJournal Titles for instructions.
Can I link directly to the supplemental content of an Ebook or resouce, such multimedia or case files?
Just as with linking to Ebook chapters the answer is yes and no, and for the same reason. It largely depending on how the provider's site is organized and designed. It is best to contact the Library about directly linking to supplemental materials and content.