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If you need help on using Library resources for online teaching, please contact the library.
While teaching online, you may wish to direct your students to our:
- Ebooks. These are available through the Library's website or you can explore our Digitial Collections to discover material available electronically.
- Journal articles. You can link to any electronic journals available via the Virtual Library of Virginia.
- MERLOT. Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. It was started back in 1997 at Sonoma State University. It is a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together in various ways to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials with a wealth of services and functions that can enhance their instructional experience.
Sharing Library resources using Permalinks
Reading lists are good, but they may not be the preferred method of access, you may need to share links to other resources. You can do this in two ways:
- Link directly to an item on the Library's website. These URLs should start with https://library.nsu.edu/ and link directly to pages on our website. The "View Online" option should then redirect you and your students to an online copy if one exists.
- Use persistent or permalinks in the Library's Worldcat Discovery or specific databases if available. Worldcat Discovery allows you to search the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, as well as libraries worldwide.
Persistent links (sometimes called permalinks) should be used rather than the url in the address bar to remove any browser session details.
In the Library, the persistent link shows up in the "Detailed Record" which appears when you click on the resource title. The "Permalink" is located under the "Tools" menu:
The persistent link may be known as a permalink, document URL, persistent URL, durable link/URL, or stable link/URL. Other Library databases and other sites will have a similar option.
This is how the permalink looks in the Ebscohost Database.
This is how the permalink link looks in WorldCat Discovery.