Libraries & Archives

Brightspace D2L & Linking to Library Resources

Help your students by embedding librarians and library resources in your Brightspace D2L classroom. Subject librarians are ready and willing to help you make Brightspace D2L as seamless as possible by including relevant library resources.


embed a librarian

Librarians Embedded in Brightspace D2L

Let your students meet a librarian in Brightspace D2L. Consider contacting your Subject Librarian and adding them to your Brightspace D2L course. If we're in your course we can:

  • Embed library resources, help guides, and other materials to help students easily access library resources and services.
  • Assist you in creating and inserting direct links to articles found in library databases in Brightspace D2L.
  • Email your students to remind them of our help and encourage them to contact us.

To add a librarian, just follow these steps:

  • In your course in Brightspace D2L, click on Edit Course and then Self-Registration (as seen in this screenshot);
  • Then click on the Add Participant link and search for a librarian's name (as seen in this screenshot);
  • Find the librarian in your list of results, give them the role of Librarian, and then add them to your course (as seen in this screenshot).

Leganto Reading Lists

Give Students Easy Access to Resources with Leganto

Want to provide your students with links to resources needed for your class? Do you need a certain book or video on reserve in the library? You should use Leganto.

Leganto is a tool that enables you to easily create, maintain, evaluate, and share course reading lists. You can assemble materials of all types -- physical books, ebooks, journal articles, newspaper articles, websites, videos -- and using the Leganto search feature you can easily find and add these items from the library.

Visit the Leganto Reading Lists page to learn more.


Linking to Library Resources

If you want to give students links to many resources, use Leganto Reading Lists.

But if you just need to figure out a way to save a URL for yourself, or send single items to faculty or students, then you're looking for a permanent link. Some of our databases make it easy to get links to items, but in others you'll want to add the EZProxy prefix information.

Finding Permanent Links in Databases

Many databases give you access to a permanent link to the article. They often refer to this link as the permanent link, persistent link, or permalink. Databases have these links in different places, so here are some examples:

  • In CLICsearch, click on the title of an item and under the Send To section you'll see the Permalink. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
  • In EBSCO databases, you want to click on the article title and then look under the Tools on the right for the Permalink. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
  • In ProQuest databases, you want to click on the Abstract/Details page of an article and scroll down to find the Document URL. (Here's a screenshot showing this)
  • In Films on Demand, below the video click the Embed/Link link and then you'll see the Record URL. (Here's a screenshot showing this.)

Contact your Subject Librarian for more help linking to articles in library databases.

EZProxy Prefix

If you can't locate the permanent link, or if you want to link to the full database and not just one article, you can add the EZProxy prefix to a link. Off-campus access to library resources is made possible by our EZproxy server, which prompts you to login from off-campus. If you want to share a link with other people at St. Kate's, make sure the URL includes the EZproxy prefix:

https://pearl.stkate.edu/login?url=

For example, the URL for accessing JSTOR is:

https://pearl.stkate.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor...

To add the prefix, copy the link to the item you want from the database and paste it into this EZProxy box and click the Add Proxy button to retrieve the full URL:


For more help with EZProxy prefixes, contact our Systems Librarian Amy Shaw: amshaw@stkate.edu | 651.690.6423


Questions?

Contact Us

If you need assistance, visit our Help page for ways you can contact us, including chat, email, texting, research appointments, and more.

St. Paul Librarians

library@stkate.edu
651.690.6652

Minneapolis Librarians

Sue Gray, sagray@stkate.edu | 651.690.7898
Cindy Graham, ckgraham@stkate.edu | 651.690.7780