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COVID-19 Resources and Support: Linking Resources in Moodle

Resources and Information for St. Andrews Community

For Faculty - Link Digital Content in Moodle

Linking digital library content in Moodle:

  • Be sure to use stable/permanent URLs to link directly to library resources, including articles, e-books/chapters, and videos. Simply copying the URL from your browser's address field will usually not work, but many databases and other e-resources have functions for creating and sharing stable URLs or "permalinks."  
  • Contact Mary McDonald or Diane Hanke if you need assistance in creating stable links.


For Faculty - Create Direct LInks to Articles and Ebooks

DIRECT ACCESS TO ARTICLES: If you would like to provide direct links to articles or ebooks, you will need to create a persistent link that includes the proxy prefix. Email the article or ebook to Mary McDonald ( for help setting up a direct link which includes the proxy prefix.

DIRECT ACCESS TO DATABASES: If you want your students to use a specific database, we can provide a direct link address you can add to your Moodle resources. Just right click on the database from the Library Home Page and copy the link address. Example: for Proquest Central.

BOOKS FOR ONLINE COURSES:  Many of the ebooks in our databases have extended multi-use access. You can add direct links to your Moodle assignments that will connect students with an ebook in our collections.

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:  Articles that are freely available on the Internet can be linked to Moodle without use of a proxy.