Embed a Link to an Article

Articles that the library subscribes to should be linked to rather than whole PDFs imported and loaded.

Here how you do this:

We want the students to read this article:
Van De Ridder, J.M.M., Stokking, K.M., McGaghie, W.C. & Ten Cate, O.T.J. (2008) What is feedback in clinical education? Medical Education, 42(2),189-197

So find the article with a link to the Otago Article Linker. Here is what it looks like in Google Scholar:
Screenshot of Google Scholar
Click on the Otago Article Linker option

This will open the appropriate Article Linker page on the University Library page:
Screenshot of Article LinkerSelect one of the article link options.

This will open the appropriate page on the journal or database web page:
Screenshot of get link locationFind the ‘Get PDF’ or similar language link.
RIGHT click (ctrl+click Mac) and select Copy Link Location.
You will have copied this information: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02973.x/pdf

Head back to your e-Learning initiative and type (or copy and paste): https://exproxy.otago.ac.nz/login?url=
then paste in the link you copied from the journal or database web page.
You should end up with something that looks a bit like this:
https://ezproxy.otago.ac.nz/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02973.x/pdf

This will make the students access the article using their library login. The library will know which databases, journals and articles are being most heavily used and so which subscriptions are the most used.

The trickiest part is identifying the correct Screenshot showing the permalink icon and word‘stable url’ from the database or publishing site before you add the exprozy prefix.
If you can find a permalink this may be more stable.
Some publishers charge for linking to articles, so sometimes the link options will not be available.

Alternatives include:
– provide the reference only and require your students to find and read the article;
– provide a link to the Article Linker page on the library website.

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