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How to use e-resources: Linking e-resources

Using e-resources in teaching

We recommend library's e-resources to all teachers at SeAMK. E-books, e-journals, articles and databases can be used for teaching purposes by linking them in learning management systems and electronic learning materials.

The way how linking is done varies from e-resource to e-resource. Avoid copying the URL directly from the address bar of the browser. Links can also change in time so one should favour so called permalinks. Students should also be able to access e-resources from their home computers and mobile devices, for example open an e-book or article wherever they are. Therefore, links must work via remote access as well. Don't forget to test the link!

E-resources are available for students and staff of the university through Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences computer network or through remote use. Log in with you SeAMK credentials.

According to licence agreements, it is permitted to provide links for example via Moodle to e-resources mentioned below.

Linking to SeAMK-Finna, particular e-resource or database and linking in Moodle

SeAMK-Finna, library's own search service, includes many e-books, e-journals and full text articles. You can make links to them on SeAMK-Finna. Via the link students can check the availability of the book/journal/article. You can also make links directly to the search result, for example to books on certain subject area. Alternatively, log in to SeAMK-Finna and create public favourite lists and share them with others.

  1. Start by seaching material on a certain subject area or search for a particular book in SeAMK-Finna.
  2. Copy the URL directly from the address bar of the browser.
  3. Add the link to the Moodle.
  4. Link will take to the availability or search results page.


 

If you want to create a link to a particular database or e-resource, always copy the link from E-library. Don't try to search it with Google - there is a fixed url address available for the users at SeAMK.

  1. Choose the e-resource from the e-library.
  2. Copy link location by right-clicking on it.
    E.g. http://seamk.libguides.com/ebrary
  3. Link works also through remote access.
  1. Log in to Moodle. Open the course and turn editing on.
  2. Click Add an activity or resource. Choose URL and Add.
  3. Type a name for the resource, e.g. source. NB! Some e-resources require that source is mentioned.
    E.g. Author. Year. Title. [Article in e-journal]. Journal title. Volume (Issue), pages. [Reference date 10.8.2016]. Available in the Name of the database database. Registration required.
  4. Add the URL to External URL box.
  5. Choose New window under Appearance.
  6. Save.
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Linking e-books

  1. Search the article you want to link to.
  2. Copy the url from the browser's address bar. NB! The right address can be seen inside SeAMK computer network.
    E.g. http://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/56008
  3. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/56008

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English at the end of the page.

NB! Each link shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

  1. Search the e-book you want to link to.
  2. Open the e-book by clicking the title. You'll get to the detailed record of the book.
  3. Click the Permalink icon on the menu right. The permanent address will be displayed on the top of the screen.
  4. Copy the url.
  5. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=


Example:
http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=284214&site=ehost-live&scope=site

  1. Search the ebook you want to link to.
  2. Click on the title of the book.
  3. Click on 'Citation'.
  4. Scroll down to the URL underneath 'Online Version Available at' in the citation window and highlight and copy the URL.
  5. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpBSFAEG01/building-sustainable/building-sustainable

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English at the end of the page.

NB! Each link shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

  1. Search the e-book you want to link to.
  2. Open the e-book by clicking the title.
  3. Copy the url from the browser's address bar.
  4. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/seamkebrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4186656

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English at the end of the page.

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Linking articles and e-journals

  1. Search the article you want to link to.
  2. Click on the Abstract/Details link.
  3. Under Details you'll find the text Document URL. Copy the address. NB! The right address can be seen inside SeAMK computer network. E.g. https://search.proquest.com/docview/1545982405?accountid=27298
  4. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=

 Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1545982405?accountid=27298

Permitted and prohibited use​. Information in English at the end of the page.

NB! Each link shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

Following Ebsco resources are available for students and staff at SeAMK

NB! It is not permitted to use Harvard Business Review for teaching purposes. You are allowed to use articles for personal use only. Therefore, teachers cannot use Harvard Business Review's articles in teaching and make links to them in learning management systems and electronic learning materials. In addition select articles in Harvard Business Review are read-only.

 

Linking an article:

  1. Search the article you want to link to.
  2. Click on the title of the article. The full text of the article opens either in html or pdf format.
  3. You'll find the Permalink icon on the menu right. Click on it. The url of the article will appear on the top of the display.
  4. Highlight and copy the url.
  5. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bsh&AN=113614491&site=ehost-live&scope=site

 

Linking a journal:

  1. Search the journal you want to link to. Use Publications list on the top menu.
  2. Click on the title of the journal. You'll get to the publication details.
  3. Choose Share on the right. Click on the url under Use Permalink. Highlight and copy the url.
  4. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&jid=LIJ&site=ehost-live

 

Linking an issue:

  1. Search the journal you want to link to. Use Publications list on the top menu.
  2. Click on the title of the journal. You'll get to the publication details.
  3. You'll find all issues of the journal on the right. Open all issues by clicking + icon. Choose the issue you want to link to by clicking on it. The first articles will appear.
  4. Choose Share on the right. Click on the url under Use Permalink. Highlight and copy the url.
  5. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&bquery=JN+%26quot%3bLibrary+Journal%26quot%3b+AND+DT+20160701&type=1&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English under each resource at the end of the page.

  1. Search the article you want to link to.
  2. Click on article's Abstract.
  3. Next to the title DOI you'll find article's digital object identifier, that is DOI number which provides a persistent link to the article. Copy the url.
  4. Add the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix to the front of the copied url http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=
  5. Link will open article's abstract. The page also includes article's html and/or pdf versions.

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00070700010362176

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English at the end of the page.

NB! Each link shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

  1. Search the article you want to link to.
  2. Click on the title of the article. You'll find Article information icon above the abstract. Click on the icon.
  3. Next to the title DOI you'll find article's digital object identifier, that is DOI number which provides a persistent link to the article. Copy the numbers. E.g. 10.1177/0969733011398098
  4. Add both the SeAMK Ezproxy prefix and the first part of the DOI address to the front of the copied numbers. 
    First: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=
    Second: http://dx.doi.org/
    Third: DOI-number.
    Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733011398098
  5. Link will open article's abstract. The page also includes article's pdf version.

Example: http://libts.seamk.fi:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733011398098

Permitted and prohibited use. Information in English at the end of the page.

NB! Each link shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

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User rights

The user rights of e-resources are specified in licence agreements. Normally, you may only use e-resources for the purposes of education, teaching, research and private study. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Detailed information about usage rights can be found on FinELib pages. Permitted and prohibited use are explained under each e-resource. First choose a resource by name. Information in English at the end of each page.