You can link to articles from databases in D2L because many vendors give copyright permission to library patrons to establish links.
You cannot upload PDFs of articles, but you can provide permanent links to articles. This is both to follow copyright, but also so that the library can gather accurate usage statistics for our resources.
Instead of using the URL from the web browser, find the persistent URL (PURL) provided by the database.
Below are instructions for finding PURLs in some popular databases:
For a link to work off-campus, it needs to include a proxy prefix so students will be prompted to log in with a username and password. Some links to database articles already include this proxy either at the beginning of the link or as part of the link; for example, http://search.proquest.com.lcc.idm.oclc.org/docview/420775554?accountid=1599
However, if your link does not already have the proxy, you can use the box below or manually add it to the front of your link:
Proxy Prefix: https://lcc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=
Take the link above and add it to D2.
Article links must open outside of D2L. Select "Open as an External Resource" when creating links.