- Note to Faculty:
E-Book Collections which Can Be Used for Required Readings
- General Rule for Making Links
- Specific Resources
- How to create a link using a DOI
When selecting E-Resources to assign as readings for your class, please note which e-book collections can be used and which cannot, due to limitations on the number of students that can simultaneously access them, or due to download limitations.
E-books which CAN be used
E-books which CANNOT be used
E-book collections that have unlimited use, are downloadable, and can be used are:
These e-book collections cannot be used because there are limitations on the number of simultaneous users, or there are download limitations:
The URL that appears in the browser's address bar cannot be used as-is!
It might not work off-campus, and it might not be stable over time.
Links require two items to work properly:
1) The EZproxy prefix
Be sure that your links to UMUC Library subscription resources begin with the following prefix so that off-campus users will get routed through EZproxy, the library's authentication mechanism:
2) A permanent link
For a number of resources, simply cutting and pasting the link from the browser's address bar will not work. You need to look and see if the resource indicates a specific link to use. It may be called a persistent URL, a stable URL, a permalink, a document URL, "link to this page," or something similar. See instructions for specific resources below.
Note that some permanent links will already have the EZproxy prefix included, while others may require that you paste it in.
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A digital object identifier (DOI) is a permanent digital identifier given to an electronic document. In the database record for an article, you may see an element that looks like this:
In this case, you may get a permanent link by adding the following prefix to the DOI: