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.
Permalink:

Academic Video Online (AVON)

    • Linking
      • Search for a video
      • Click on the title
      • Click on Embed/Link under the video
      • Copy and paste the permanent link URL appearing in the popup screen
      • Do not use the URL displayed in your web browser's address bar
      • Paste the URL into the desired location
      • D2L Instructors: Paste the copied link into the Link Converter, press the “Convert Link” button, and copy the new link from the box.
      • Paste as needed into D2L.
    • Embedding
      • Search for a video
      • Click on the title
      • Click on Embed/Link
      • Copy the entire embed code which begins with the words "iframe src=" and ends with the words "/iframe" and paste it into desired location.
      • Additional instructions for D2L Instructors:
        • Select and copy the URL shown after "src="
        • 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=" on the original link and replace it with the URL copied from the Link Converter
        • Paste the link into a D2L page

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.

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
    • Look directly below the title, and click on "Embed/Link"
    • Copy the Record URL
    • Paste the URL into the desired location
    • 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
    • Search for a video or video segment
    • Scroll beneath the video player and locate Embed/Link
    • Click on this link and copy the "Embed Code" beginning with "iframe..."
    • Paste the code into the desired location
    • D2L Instructors:

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 Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

  • Search for an article or eBook
  • Click on the title to get to the full article or eBook
  • Click on the Bookmark link at the top of the page
  • Highlight the Bookmark URL and copy it
  • Paste the Bookmark 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 top toolbar box select "Bookmark"
  • Copy the Bookmark URL & paste into the desired location
  • 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" button. 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.
  • Embed a Video
    • To embed the video on a web page, open the video page and click the “Share" button.”
    • Select the “Embed” tab and copy the code inside the “Embed this video” box.
    • Paste the URL into desired location.

Nexis UNI

  • Find an article
  • Find the "Actions" link (to the right of the title)
  • Click on the down arrow and select "Link to this page"
  • Copy the page URL in the pop-up box
  • Go to Linking to Articles, Videos, & Images
  • Paste the URL into the Link Converter permalink box and click on the "Convert Link" button
  • Copy the URL in the permalink box
  • Paste the final permalink 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, Biological Science Database, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, and U.S. Major Dailies
  • Find an article in a ProQuest database and click on the title
  • Select the Abstract/Details tab for the article
  • Scroll down and copy the "Document URL" that is displayed near the bottom of the page
  • 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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