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Using e-resources in teaching: Linking resources in Moodle

How to link resources for students 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.

Links in HH Finna

You can copy a link you find in HH Finna directly to Moodle. Finna's links enable remote access to e-resources.

Links in Haaga-Helia's databases (e-books, e-journals, or e-articles)

  1. Find a permanent link to the resource. 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,
  2. Use the permanent links to create EZProxy links which allow students to use the resource via remote access. Use the EZproxy URL Link Generator (see the next section on this page).

Exception: Safari O'Reilly for Higher Education e-books

EZProxy link is not used when linking to a single Safari O'Reilly e-book. Instead, add /?ar at the end of the url address. For instance

E-resources freely available on internet

EZProxy links are not needed for materials freely available on the internet. For instance, you can use links for theses in Theseus or publications in open access repositories as they are.

Create a link

EZproxy URL Link Generator(other than DOI-links)

A generator for DOI links below.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click button "Create link":

3. Here is your new URL. Copy and paste it to Moodle or to your materials:

Check that your links will work off campus.

DOI Link Generator

Use this generator when you only have a DOI number (e.g. 10.1108/AAOUJ-01-2021-0006) and need to create a persistent link.

1. Copy and paste your source DOI here, without this part or, e.g. 10.1108/AAOUJ-01-2021-0006):

2. Click button "Create link":

3. Here is your new URL. Copy and paste it to e.g. Moodle or to your materials:


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.  the permanent link of the article

This link can be copied onto 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 A-Z Databases list. 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.


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