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Linking to Database Content in Moodle: Ovid

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

Persistent Links in Ovid- Method 1

1) Go to the specific journal's website (links provided in the box to the left), search/locate the article you wish to link to and click on the title.

Ovid articles

2)  On the new page, click on "cite" and find the APA citation for the article

APA Citation

Copy the URL in the last part of the citation (the URL beginning https://doi.org/....)  (highlight, then ctrl + c, or right click + "copy"). Do not copy the link in the browser bar.

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:

    Ng, Yeow, FNP-BC, NP-C, CPC, FAANP, Mayeux, Jack & DNP, FNP-C. (2021). Initiating pre-exposure prophylaxis: What primary care providers should know. Nurse Practitioner, 46, 17-22. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NPR.0000757076.21006.50  

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

  • First, open a new browser tab to this website: https://go.openathens.net/generate/millikin.edu/71974512
  • Second, paste the specific article's URL, as copied from the APA citation 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:

OA Ovid link

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.

Persistent Links in Ovid- Method 2

1) Go to the specific journal's website (links provided in the box to the left), search/locate the article you wish to link to and click on the title.

Ovid articles list example

2)  On the new page, look for the long number after the word "Accession". This will be up at the top of the screen near the other information about the specific article:

Accession number

 

Copy the number (highlight, then ctrl + c, or right click + "copy"). For example 00006216-202107000-00005.

Do not copy the word "accession." Do not copy the link in the browser bar.

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:

    Harper, Kimberly, MS, RN & Benson, Laurie. (2021). The Value of Including the Nursing Perspective in the Boardroom. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 45, 192-196. https://doi.org/10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000470  

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

  • First, paste the accession number you copied above into the box.

00006216-202107000-00005

  • Second, copy this URL in front of the number/above information, so that there is no space between the equal sign and the number.

https://openathens.ovid.com/OAKeystone/deeplink?idpselect=https://idp.millikin.edu/openathens&entityID=https://idp.millikin.edu/openathens&T=JS&NEWS=n&PDF=Y&CSC=Y&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&AN=

  • So the final URL in this example would be:

https://openathens.ovid.com/OAKeystone/deeplink?idpselect=https://idp.millikin.edu/openathens&entityID=https://idp.millikin.edu/openathens&T=JS&NEWS=n&PDF=Y&CSC=Y&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&AN=00006216-202107000-00005

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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