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Integrate the Library into D2L: Discussion Boards
Learn how to add library resources to your D2L course.
You can add links to articles from the databases on a discussion board in D2L. Follow the instructions to the right to make sure the link is available both on and off-campus.
Step 1: Find the Right Article URL
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:
Academic or General OneFile (Gale) - Click on Bookmark near the top of the page and copy the Bookmark URL.
ProQuest Central - Click on Abstract/Details and Copy the Document URL.
Issues and Controversies (Facts on File) - Copy the Record URL below the article.
CINAHL (Ebscohost) - Click on Permalink in the Tools box to the right of the article and copy the URL.
Step 2: Make Sure the Link Works Off-Campus
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: