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Proxy Server Access   Digital Object Identifiers   Linking Articles   Linking E-Books

Faculty has several options for posting content to Blackboard courses. The articles and books can be scanned and sent to the Blackboard server, but this may be an unnecessary use of the course storage limitations if the resources are actually licensed by the library. You should also consider if you need to place a copyright notice on digital copies.

The following provides some tips for finding resources and linking through the campus proxy server for off-campus access.

The scanned content posted in Blackboard may look like this:


In fact, some of these articles are electronically available in the library:

Course Reading: Why do psychiatric drug research in children? The Lancet, Volume 361, Issue 9364, 5 April 2003, Pages 1147-1148 Max Wiznitzer and Robert L Findling

In this example, The Lancet journal is licensed for unlimited use in the Science Direct database
The URL for the PDF version of the article would be:

However, it is even more simple to link to the digital object identifier (DOI) provided by the publisher: What is DOI?

(Note this will not work for off-campus access-use the URL)


Tips for Finding and Linking to Publications

Check the UTPA Library Catalog for online books and articles.

Finding Articles:

1. Use the Journal Title function in the catalog to find articles.
2. Setting up the link in Blackboard through the proxy server.
Where URL is a stable URL


Linking to Articles

Example from the previous article cited in Lancet:


Example from JSTOR:

Example from EBSCO:


Finding Books:

1. Use the UTPA Library Catalog to find books by title or author.
2. Linking to E-books in Blackboard

Linking to E-Books

EBSCO (to access, student must first set up account on campus):

Example from EBSCO:
Title: Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education: Signals and Shortcomings
Key Issues in Higher Education Series. Yorke, Mantz London, New York Taylor & Francis Routledge, 2008.

Note on EBSCO: Access (user name/ password) must first be set up on campus. This database does not run through the proxy server.


Example from SpringerLink Books:
Title: 3D Computer Vision,, 2009


Example from ACLS Humanities E-Book:
Title: Origins of the New South, 1877-1913
Author: Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999.
Publication Info: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.


But, watch out! Not all information is currently in the catalog. There are hidden e-books in our collection. For example, the database Latin American Women Writers (Spanish and Portuguese language).
No Me Agarran Viva: La Mujer Salvadoreña en Lucha, by Claribel Alegría and Darwin J. Flakoll. (Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico: Era, 1983)