Durable links are hyperlinks to electronic resources (e.g. journal articles, books and book chapters, databases, etc.) which are available as part of Himmelfarb Library's online collections. Durable links allow faculty to connect students to required and recommended readings and do not require faculty to obtain copyright permission.
If you prefer to post files of copyrighted works in Blackboard, please consult:
Most electronic resources available via Himmelfarb Library provide 'unlimited users' access, however some resource permit a fixed number of concurrent users. To ensure adequate access for your students, please check with Laura Abate (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-8570) or Ruth Bueter (email@example.com or 202-994-9756) prior to assigning a reading to fifteen or more students.
We recommend using permanent links described above whenever possible as these links will require the least maintenance for you. If permanent links are not possible, you may still compose durable links to connect users directly to content on publisher/provider websites.
A durable link is composed in two steps:
1. Obtain a direct link to the desired article or book.
2. Append the proxy prefix to the beginning of the direct link; this step provides secure off-campus access to resources.
Example: Durable Link via Publisher/Provider
To create a link to this article: Abate, L., Gomes, A., & Linton, A. (2011). Engaging students in active learning: use of a blog and audience response system. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 30(1), 12-18. doi:10.1080/02763869.2011.540206.
1. Direct link to article:
2. Proxy prefix + direct link:
We will create durable links for you!
Library staff are ready to help! Send us your syllabus and we will:
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org