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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: Cambridge Companions

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

Cambridge Companions

We also subscribe to the following Cambridge University Press Journals. While the website/platform looks slightly different than Cambridge Companions eBooks, you can follow the same instructions to make an off-campus link to articles in these journals.

Persistent Links in Cambridge Companions

1) In Cambridge Companions, search/locate the item (book title or chapter title) you wish to link to and click on the title. (Note: Millikin only subscribes to the Cambridge Companions to Music e-books series.)

Cambridge Companions search results

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

Cambridge Companions 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:

    Bower, Bruno. 2019. “London and Gilbert and Sullivan.” Chapter. In The Cambridge Companion to Operetta, edited by Anastasia Belina and Derek B. Scott, 47–60. Cambridge Companions to Music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316856024.005

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

  • First, open a new browser tab to this website:
  • 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:

OpenAthens link for Cambridge Companions book chapter

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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