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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: EBSCO Databases

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

EBSCO Databases

Staley Library subscribes to many Ebsco-brand databases, including:

Permalinks in EBSCO Databases

1) In the EBSCO database of your choice, locate the item you wish to link to and click on the title.

EBSCO database article result

2)  On the next screen, click on the icon labeled "Permalink" in the "Tools" menu on the right side of the screen.

EBSCO Tools- Permalink

3)  In the center of the screen click in the new box labeled "Permalink" to highlight the permalink, then hit ctrl + c (or right click and choose "copy") to copy the permalink.

Example of an EBSCO database permalink

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

5)  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

6)  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).

  • example:  Dumenco, S. (2012). Instagram is OK, but Photoshop is evil? The truth about digital lies. Advertising Age, 83(22), 11.

Below the "Description" box, check the box labeled "Display description on course page," if desired.

7)  In the box that is labeled "external URL,"

Moodle entry for EBSCO article

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

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