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Using e-resources in teaching: Linking resources in Moodle

How to link resources in Moodle?

Resources offered by the library can be used for teaching purposes, for example, by providing links to materials via  Moodle. In many cases, the storing of the material in PDF or another format is prohibited in the terms and conditions of the resource. More information on terms of use below.

Avoid copying the URL directly from the address bar of the browser. These URLs often contain session-specific settings and they can stop working after a while. Instead, use permanent links to create EZProxy links which allow students to use the resource via remote access. See instructions on the right.

For e-books listed in HH Finna, the link can usually be used on Moodle as well.

  • An Ellibs e-book can be linked by copying the URL displayed on HH Finna. Students can borrow the e-book using their library card and PIN number, including via remote access.
  • If an EZProxy link for the e-book is provided on HH Finna, it can be copied directly to Moodle.

Check the user rights: is linking is permitted?

Before linking materials, you should check the user rights of the material on two levels:

1. Database-specific user rights

The user rights of most databases offered by the library are specified in the table of FinELib database user rights. Haaga-Helia acquires electronic resources also independently. Please contact the library for further information about their user rights.

2. Publication-specific user rights

Not all materials available via a database, such as journals, have the same level of user rights. You should therefore check whether an individual publication or article is subject to stricter restrictions than on the database in general.

One example is the Harvard Business Review, whose articles are subject to an additional linking fee according to the terms and conditions. Haaga-Helia has purchased additional rights which allows articles published in the Harvard Business Review to be used for teaching and research purposes. This means that articles can be linked in Moodle.

In addition, all materials linked in Moodle must include appropriate references to the source and author.

Contact the library if you need further information about the linking and user rights of resources.

 

Creating an EZProxy link

Add the HAAGA-HELIA EZProxy link
http://ezproxy.haaga-helia.fi:2048/login?url=  
in front of the permanent link of the material

  • The permanent link is usually identified as a Permalink, Document URL, Permanent URL, or DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

  • N.B.!  Add http://dx.doi.org/ in front of DOI's (for instance, DOI: 10.1177/026638211561762 - use http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/026638211561762).

Build an EZProxy link with Remote Access Link Generator >>.

EZProxy link: an example

An example of linking an electronic article: Take a new look at insurance. Bray, Ashley. American Bankers Association. ABA Banking Journal105.9 (Sep 2013): 26-29. The article is available on the Abi Inform Proquest database.

http://ezproxy.haaga-helia.fi:2048/login?url=  +  the permanent link of the article http://search.proquest.com/docview/1504766686?accountid=27436

This link can be copied onto Moodle:

http://ezproxy.haaga-helia.fi:2048/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1504766686?accountid=27436