Linking to Articles, Videos, & Images

Persistent links allow students, faculty, and staff to access PCC Library resources from both on and off campus. When off campus, the persistent link will prompt users to sign in through the PCC Login. Inserting or sharing a persistent link is the best way to provide easy access to e-books, videos, and articles from within Desire2Learn (D2L), Course Tools, or email.

Link Converter

Instructions:

  1. Enter a link to an article, video, or image from a PCC Library Database into the box below.
  2. Click “Convert Link” (only once!)
  3. Copy and paste the resulting link into your D2L course, email, or other resource.
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CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

  • Search for an image
  • Click on the title
  • Copy the URL from the browser window
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

CQ Researcher

  • Find an article
  • Copy the “Document URL” at the bottom of the page
  • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • For email: Click the email icon near the top right of the document page and send to desired recipient. Off-campus access does not require a separate login.

Credo Reference

  • Browse for an article or book of interest
  • To get the persistent link:
    the persistent URL is located at the bottom of the book or article in the citation area.
    Copy the entire url that appears after the words “Retrieved from” and begins with “http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?qurl=…….”
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

Ebook Central

  • For the Book Detail page
    • Go to the book’s Detail Page
    • Click “Share Link to Book” (on the left side below the cover image)
    • Copy the link
    • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • For a chapter or page in a book
    • Use Read Online
    • Navigate to the desired page or chapter
    • Click the “Share Link” icon in the top toolbar
    • Copy the link
    • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • For a saved search
    • Run a search
    • Click on “Save this search” link (right underneath the book results number)
    • Give the search a name, and save it to your account (you will have to log in if you haven’t
      already done so).
    • Go to your “Saved Searches” and find the desired search
    • Right click the saved search title and copy the URL
    • Paste URL into the desired location.
  • D2L instructors might need to use the Link Converter at the top of this
    page.

eBooks in eBrary

  1. From the book’s main page which contains author and table of contents information, copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
  2. Paste the link into the Link Converter above.
  3. Press the “Covert Link” button.
  4. Copy and paste the new link into the desired location.

eBooks in eBook Library (EBL)

  1. From the book’s main page which contains a large “Read Online” button, copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
  2. Paste your link into the desired location. Whenever the link is clicked on the user will have to log in with PCC credentials.

EBSCOhost

    Includes: All EBSCOhost databases to which the library subscribes. See: Databases A-Z

  • Search for an article in EBSCOhost then click on the article title to get to the full article
  • In the “Tools” area on the right side of the page, click on the link that says “Permalink”
  • The “Permalink” begins with the URL “http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=…”.
  • If you are using a permalink that was created prior to October 2013, the URL will need to be changed to the current “permalink”.
  • Copy the URL that displays in the “Permalink” pop-up box
  • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • D2L instructors might need to use the Link Converter at the top of this page.

Films On Demand

  • Share a link to a Video
    • Search for a video or video segment
    • Click on the title of the video
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page
    • Look for the “Segment URL”, “Title URL”, or “Record URL” and copy it. Note: you may have to navigate to the “Share” tab to find the URL you need. The URL begins with “http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=”
    • Paste the URL into the desired location
    • D2L Instructors: 
      • Paste the link into the Link Converter at the top of this page and convert before using in D2L.
      • If your in-text link is not opening when you insert it so it will open in the same frame/window, try changing the target to open in a new window.
    • Troubleshooting Note: Films on Demand video links will not work in Microsoft products (e.g. Word, Powerpoint). The solution is to copy and paste the permanent link into a browser window. This will open the video if on-campus, and prompt for PCC login if off-campus.
  • Embed a Video
    • Select a video to embed.
    • Click on the “Share” tab and select “Embed Code”.
    • Copy the code from the “Alternate embed code” box.
    • Further steps for embedding a link in D2L:
      • Paste the embed code from Films on Demand into D2L.
      • Select and copy the URL shown after “src=” as underlined below.FOD_embed
      • Paste the copied link into the Link Converter, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link from the box.
      • Delete the URL shown after “src=” and replace it with the URL copied from the Link Converter.
      • Troubleshooting Note: If your embedded video is no longer working in D2L changing all instances “http://” to “https://” should resolve the problem.

Gale Discovering Collection, Nursing Resource Center

  • Search for an article, eBook, or image
  • Click on the title
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Find the URL at the end of the “Source Citation” section and copy (without the angle brackets < >)
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale General Business File ASAP, Health and Wellness Resource Center

  • Search for an article or eBook
  • Click on the title of the item
  • Copy the URL from the browser window
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

  • Search for an article or eBook
  • Click on the title to get to the full article or eBook
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Copy the “Document URL” that is displayed
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale databases – all others

  • Search for an article or eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  • In the right toolbar box select “Bookmark this Document”
  • Copy the URL & paste into the desired location
  • For email –Paste your link into the link converter tool above and press “Convert Link”. Paste the new link into your email.
  • D2L instructors will need to use the Link Converter at the top of this page.

JSTOR

  • Search for an article in JSTOR and click on the title to get to the full record page
  • Select the “View citation” link on the right
  • Copy the Article Stable URL
  • Paste the URL into the link converter tool above, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link
  • Paste the final Article Stable URL into the desired location

Kanopy

    D2L Instructors: If your embedded video is no longer working in D2L changing all instances “http://” to “https://” in your embedded video should resolve the problem.

  • Share a Link to a video
    • Select a video to share.
    • Click the “Share/Embed button. Select the “Share” tab and copy the code in the “Share link” box.
    • Sharing a link in D2L: Paste the copied link into the Link Converter at the top of this page, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link from the box. Paste as needed into D2L.
      Screenshot of Kanopy Share URL Tab.
  • Embed a Video
    • To embed the video on a web page, open the video page and click the “Share/Embed button.” Select the “Embed” tab and copy the code inside the “Embed this video” box.
    • Select and copy the URL shown after “src=” as shown below.kanopy_embed
    • Paste the copied link into the Link Converter, press the “Convert for D2L” button, and copy the new link from the box.
    • Delete the URL shown after “src=” and replace it with the URL copied from the Link Converter.

LexisNexis Academic Universe

    Includes the New York Times and other magazines and newspapers.

  • Find an article in LexisNexis
  • Click on the title to get to the full article
  • look for the “Copy Document Link” icon on the right-hand side in the shaded bar at the top (it looks like a clipboard with a chain link)
  • Follow the directions in the pop-up window to copy and paste the URL
  • Copy the URL of your article.
  • Paste the URL into the Link Converter tool above, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link.
  • Paste the final URL into the desired location

Directory of Open Access Journals

    Includes all peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals that can be accessed free of charge. See: Directory of Open Access Journals

    • Find an article in a journal
    • Click on the title of the article
    • Right-click (or Command-click) on the full-text link and choose to copy the link address
    • Paste the URL into the desired location

ProQuest

    Includes: Alt-Press Watch, Biology Journals, GenderWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch, The Wall Street Journal

  • Find an article in a ProQuest database and click on the title
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Copy the “Document URL” that is displayed
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

Science Direct

  • Find an article in Science Direct
  • Look for the DOI link in the title section – the DOI begins with “http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.pcc.edu”
    Example DOI: http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.pcc.edu/10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012
  • Right-click (or Command-click) on the DOI link and choose to copy the link address
  • Paste the URL into the desired location

SIRS Knowledge Source

  • Find an article in the SIRS database
  • Copy the URL from the browser window by selecting the entire string then select Edit –>Copy
  • Paste the URL into the Link Converter tool above, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link.
  • Paste the final URL into desired location
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