- Note to Faculty:
E-Book Collections which Can Be Used for Required Readings
- General Rule for Making Links
- Specific Resources
- How to create a link using a DOI
Long-term availability of resources
While it is rare, the vendors may discontinue e-book and journal titles at any time and without warning. Program Directors and faculty making use of these materials should keep this in mind, especially if the materials are to be used as core texts, and consider having a backup plan for courses in progress if this should happen.
When selecting E-Resources to assign as readings for your class, please note which e-book collections can be used and which cannot, due to limitations on the number of students that can simultaneously access them, or due to download limitations.
E-books which CAN be used
E-books which CANNOT be used
E-book collections that have unlimited use, are downloadable, and can be used are:
These e-book collections cannot be used because there are limitations on the number of simultaneous users, or there are download limitations:
For a number of resources, simply cutting and pasting the link from the browser's address bar will not work.
You need to look and see if the resource indicates a specific link to use. It may be called a persistent URL, a stable URL, a permalink, a document URL, "link to this page," or something similar. See instructions for specific resources below.
Note about Find It and Get Full Text from [database name] links: make sure you link to the database that actually contains the full text.
If you must click on a Find It button or a Get Full Text from [database name] link in OneSearch in order to see the full text of an item in some other database, don’t provide the OneSearch link for the item in your classroom; instead, provide the permanent link to the item from the database that contains its full text, using the instructions below.
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A digital object identifier (DOI) is a permanent digital identifier given to an electronic document. In the database record for an article, you may see an element that looks like this:
In this case, you may get a permanent link by adding the following prefix to the DOI: