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TCC Library: Linking to library database articles

Linking to library database articles

For links to articles for most of our research databases (assuming you access them through the Library portal), just use the actual URL of articles.

Wee video on how to do this

The only exceptions to this are the following databases:

Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, Literary Reference Center, and psycARTICLES – Use Permalink (on right under Tools when you are in an article).

Wee video for getting the Permalink in Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, Literary Reference Center and psycARTICLES

Bloom’s Literary Reference – Use Record URL below article.

Wee video for getting the Record URL for an article in Bloom's Literature

Ebrary - When you get to the book you want to share, click on ‘Share link to ebook’ to get URL and add this before it:

Wee video for getting a permanent link to a book in Ebrary.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Use Document URL below article, and add this before it:

Wee video for geting a permanent link to an article in GVRL.


But what about copyright?

The TCC Library has license agreements with over a dozen database vendors. These agreements assure that faculty, staff and students currently enrolled at the College have legal access to any individual full text article in the Library databases.  As always, the hallmarks of fair use involve adequate protection of the copyright owner's interests. Since Canvas classrooms are available only to enrolled students, it is permissible to link to individual articles from the databases in those classrooms. 

Although the database vendor chooses the data and has the responsibility to obtain all needed rights to distribute the data, it is good to remind students that any copyrighted material posted in the electronic classroom should not be copied and posted outside the classroom.

Here is some suggested language:

Notice:  Materials posted in this classroom may be protected by copyright law under Title 17 U.S. Code.

Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material, including articles posted in this classroom.

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