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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: JSTOR

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


Staley Library subscribes to several JSTOR packages, which can all be searched through the single JSTOR platform :

Persistent Links in JSTOR

1) In JSTOR, locate the item you wish to link to and click on the title.

JSTOR results screen

2)  On the next page, locate the "Remote Access URL" on the left side of the screen (near the publication details). Copy the contents of the field (ctrl + c, or right click + "copy").

Remote Access 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: Gerhardt, F. (2005). Food pilfering in larder-hoarding Red Squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). Journal of Mammalogy, 86(1), 108-114.

Check the box, below the "Description," labeled "Display description on course page," if desired.

6)  In the box labeled "external URL," paste in the "Remote Access URL" you copied earlier.

You must use the remote access URL (not just the "Stable URL") if you want students from off-campus to access the article.

JSTOR in Moodle Activity example

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

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