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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: Newsbank/America's Newspapers

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


Persistent Links in Newsbank/America's Newspapers

1) In Newsbank (aka America's News or Access World News), locate the item you wish to link to and click on the title.

Newsbank search results

2)  On the next page, locate the "Copy Link" option in the bar of icons at the above the article content and click on the link icon.

Copy link option

Copy the contents of the field by clicking the "Copy" button.

Copy link

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: Gucker U of I Extension, Douglas B.. "OVER THE COLES: Is this the beginning of dicamba herbicide-resistant weeds?." Herald & Review (Decatur, IL), sec. Agriculture, 16 June 2021. NewsBank: Access World News, Accessed 16 June 2021.

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

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

Moodle URL details

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

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