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Unique Database Links

A few of the databases Drake Memorial Library subscribes to have a unique method for obtaining the permalink for sharing direct access to materials.  They are listed in the tabbed box below.

If you're not sure if the database you are looking at is owned by Ebsco or Gale, look at the url in the address bar, or check for the owner near the top left of the screen. 

  1. Open the article you would like to link to.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and look for the link labeled "Document URL.
  3. Add the link immediately after the proxy prefix https://brockport.idm.oclc.org/login?url= (no spaces).  *
  4. Copy the entire link that results to paste into Blackboard or email.
  5. In Blackboard, under content, click on "build content" and choose to create a web link.
  6. Name the link and paste the proxied link into the URL box and click "submit."
  7. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.

For audio visual directions, please watch the video below.

* The resulting link will look something like this: 

https://brockport.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com.brockport.idm.oclc.org/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2019120600

  1. Open the title you would like to link to.
  2. Under the photo of the book's cover on the left hand side of the record, there is a link that says "Share Link to Book." 
  3. Copy the entire link to paste into Blackboard or email.
  4. In Blackboard, under content, click "build content" and choose to create a web link.
  5. Name the link and paste the link into the URL box and click "submit."
  6. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.

For audio visual directions, please watch the video below. 

If you're not sure if the database you are looking at is owned by Ebsco, look at the url in the address bar, or look for the word "Ebsco" or "Ebsco Host" near the top left of the screen. 

  1. Open the article you would like to link to in the database.
  2. Click where it says "Permalink" in the right hand menu and copy the link that appears.
  3. Copy the link that to paste into Blackboard.
  4. In Blackboard, under content, click on "build content" and choose to create a web link.
  5. Name the link and paste the proxied link into the URL box and click "submit."
  6. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.

For audio visual directions, please watch the video below. 

  1. Open the video you would like to link to in FMG Films on Demand. 
  2. Under the video's thumbnail image, there is a "Link" option.  Click it to open a box with the URL options in it.
  3. Copy the link labeled "Record URL" to paste into Blackboard or email, which should look something like this: https://brockport.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97944&xtid=133181
  4. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.

For audio visual directions, please watch the video below.

If you're not sure if the database you are looking at is owned by Gale, look at the url in the address bar, or look for the words "Gale" or "Gale Cengage" near the top left of the screen. 

  1. Open the article you would like to link to.
  2. In the top, right corner, there is an option to "Get link."  Click on it. 
  3. Copy the entire link to paste into Blackboard.
  4. In Blackboard, under content, click on "build content" and choose to create a web link.
  5. Name the link and paste the link into the URL box and click "submit."
  6. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.

For audio visual directions, please watch the video below.

  1. Open the article you would like to link to. 
  2. Once you have the article open, there is a link in the right hand menu to "Email Jumpstart."  Click on that, and it should open a box that says "Your Jumpstart URL is" followed by a long link.
  3. Copy the entire link that to paste into Blackboard or email.
  4. In Blackboard, under content, click on "build content" and choose to create a web link.
  5. Name the link and paste the proxied link into the URL box and click "submit."
  6. If you have trouble with this, please use Ask a Librarian.
  7. Please note that only 3 users at one time can access an article in Ovid.  Make sure your students are aware of this issue, and encourage them to check back if they get the maximum users error message. 
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2021 1:55 PM
URL: https://library.brockport.edu/proxy_draft