Mississippi College

Leland Speed Library

Linking to Library Databases

Speed Linking provides a way to create a stable link from your web page (Moodle, course syllabus, reading lists, etc) to a full text article within a database. Speed Linking will enable your students to access selected articles directly rather than having to go through a database and performing a search strategy. To determine if a particular article is available in full text, use the Search for your Full Text Journal list on the "Electronic Databases" page on the library web site. Below are instructions for speed linking from selected databases. Note: Before you create the link, please read the section about the proxy server.

Tip: Since the url’s for the speed links are generally long, it is best to copy/paste them into the page. You will want to use the title of the article as the text that displays, with the url being the actual hyperlink address.

Example:  (click 'permalink' on right sidebar for link)

Kaplan, L. (2003). The politics of teacher qualityPhi Delta Kappan, 84, 687-692.

The Proxy Server

Because some of our databases restrict use to the Mississippi College Internet domain, those accessing library resources from off campus must be routed through the library’s proxy server (EZproxy). The server authenticates that the user is affiliated with Mississippi College. If the user is accessing the Internet via MCNET, the proxy server will recognize the IP address and the user will not be asked for a Novell username and password.

To enable off campus access for MC affiliated users, you will need to add the library EZPROXY server’s address (http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url= ) in front of the URL for a particular article. Here is an example:

http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=9031043&db=aph&tg=AN

would be the url for the article within the Ebscohost database entitled "Strengthening Connections between Information Literacy, General Education, and Assessment Efforts".

Instructions for Ebscohost databases (Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, MLA, Medline, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, Regional Business News and SportDiscus)

After locating the desired article in Ebscohost, the link for the article will be found by clicking 'permalink' on the right sidebar.

Link provided by Ebscohost Academic Search Premier: http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=9633698&db=aph&tg=AN

To provide off-campus access for MC affiliated users, you need to direct the link through the proxy server by prefixing the url with http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=

The resulting link is:

http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=9633698&db=aph&tg=AN

Finding the correct persistent link for "Linked full text" materials can be difficult. Please call Kathleen Hutchison (925-3870) for assistance. 

Instructions for JSTOR

After locating the article in JSTOR, the link for the article will be found in the citation at "Stable URL". The link is also included when the full text of the article is downloaded in PDF format.

Link provided by JSTOR:

http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762%28199602%29101%3A1%3C80%3AFVNATM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

To provide off-campus access for MC affiliated users, you need to direct the link through the proxy server by prefixing the url with http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=

The resulting link is:
http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762%28199602%29101%3A1%3C80%3AFVNATM%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

 

Instructions for Project MUSE

After locating and displaying (in html format) the full text article in MUSE, the link for the article will be found in the 'url address bar' at the top of the web page.

Link provided by Project Muse:

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_politics_policy_and_law/v027/27.4swenson.html

To provide off-campus access for MC affiliated users, you need to direct the link through the proxy server by prefixing the url with http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=

The resulting link is:

http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_politics_policy_and_law/v027/27.4swenson.html

Instructions for Ebsco Electronic Journals Service (EJS)

After locating the citation for the article in Ebsco EJS, the link will be found after the citation.

Link provided by EbscoEJS:

http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=W09D98E7U39ULLJUR4CU

To provide off-campus access for MC affiliated users, you need to direct the link through the proxy server by prefixing the url with http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=

The resulting link is: http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=W09D98E7U39ULLJUR4CU

The library will be happy to assist you in creating Speed Links to enhance your web-based teaching materials. Call Kathleen Hutchison at 925-3980 or the Reference Desk at 925-3916.