Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 Views: 14
Regarding question #1, if the article is available online the professor could provide the citation and require the students to look up the article. That apporach teaches students to access the scholarly literature.
If the professor prefers, the persistent link to the article could be posted to Blackboard. This is the best approach to avoid copyright infringement.
In EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete the persistent link is called the permalink. It is found by identifying the article in the search results, clicking on the article title to open the detailed record, and then clicking on "permalink" on the right side of the page under Tools.
In ProQuest databases such as Research Library and ABI Inform Complete, it is called the document URL. It is found by identifying the article in the search results, clicking on the article title and then scrolling to the bottom of the page.
A persistent link will usually begin with http://ezproxy.brenau.edu...
Regarding question #2, if the library does not provide access to the full text either electronically or in its print collection, or the article is not legally available on the open web, then we don't generally have the rights to use it. The best approach is to obtain the publisher's permission. Permission can often be requested by locating a permissions link on the publisher's web site and following the instructions there.
If needed, we will be glad to help you look for a copy owned by us, accessible to us, or available on the open web.
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