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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: BioOne Complete

Guide to linking to articles, audio, & video in Moodle using persistent links.

BioOne Complete

Staley Library subscribes to the BioOne Complege database:

Persistent Links in BioOne Complete

1) In BioOne Complete, search/locate the item you wish to link to and click on the title.

BioOne search results

2)  On the next page, copy the URL in the browser box (highlight, then ctrl + c, or right click + "copy").

BioOne Complete URL

3)  In another tab, sign in to myMillikin and open your Moodle course.  Click "turn editing on."

4)  In the desired week/section of your Moodle course, click the option to "Add activity or resource."

Moodle- Add Activity or Resource

Next, choose "URL" from the list of options.

Moodle Add URL Option

5)  On the next screen, type in the information for the article in the "name" and "description" blanks (you may wish to copy and paste the citation from the database).

  • For example:

    William Caire "The Distribution of the Land Mammals of Sonora, Mexico," Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 48(1-2), 40-219, (31 October 2019)

6)  To get the best link for the Moodle box labeled "external URL,"

  • First, open a new browser tab to this website: https://go.openathens.net/generate/millikin.edu/71974512
  • Second, paste the specific article's URL, as copied from the browser bar in step 2) into the box labeled "enter your links." (if Millikin University isn't already selected in the organisation box, search for and select it.)

Enter your links

  • Look for the newly generated "OpenAthens" link and click the "Copy" button next to it:

BioOne OpenAthens link

You must add the OpenAthens link to Moodle if you want students from off-campus to access the article.

7)  Click "save and return to course." Test the link to make sure it works.

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