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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: Millikin Library Discovery

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

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Persistent Links in Millikin Library Discovery

1) In Millikin Library Discovery, do your search, then click on Link symbol.

MLD permalinks

2) Next, click on "Copy the Permalink to Clipboard."

Copy the permalink to clipboard

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).

  • example: Howe, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought : the Transformation of America, 1815-1848 . New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.  

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

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

7)  Click "save and return to course."

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