Current licensing arrangements allow the Library to scan UK and US-published journal articles and book extracts for students enrolled on a particular module.
Not all readings can be scanned. The CLA licence only allows scanning from print originals. These must be either:
The following conditions also apply:
The Library has a responsibility to provide this service to ensure a copyright statement is added and reporting details are made to the CLA which in turn ensures author payment.
To avail of this service, please contact your Subject Librarian.
Subject Guides provide a list of key databases identified by your Subject Librarian to be of particular relevance to the teaching and research within your School. You can link directly to the appropriate tab in the guide or you can copy and paste the link of a particular database to create an embedded hypertext link.
The A-Z list of Databases is also available to select from the comprehensive list of databases which the Library subscribes to.
Links to library books are unique URLs which can be incorporated into Canvas, Word documents etc. It is important to take the URL from the Library Catalogue as it will include address details which will enable access to the resource when off-campus. If you use the URL that appears in your address bar it may not work off-campus.
The easiest way to get the secure URL for a book record is to:
Print or Ebooks with more than one copy may have additional library records.
There are 3 options:
1. Direct link to doi
You can link directly to most electronic articles, but it is important to include the proxy server address in your link to ensure it will work off campus. If you are working from a pc on campus the proxy may not appear. The proxy may already be embedded in the link you're using in which case you can copy and paste to text to create the hyperlink.
Where the proxy isn't identified on the publisher or provider's webpage, then you'll need to edit the URL to include it. The proxy server address is:
Where possible, use the journal article digital object identifier (doi). This is a unique url which ensures that even if the article moves location from one website to another, it can still be found.
The doi is usually found on the first page of the article – for example:
To create a complete url, copy and paste the proxy address making sure it is not hyperlinked and then add the doi and press return.
The link can be embedded in the text by highlighting the reference, right click, select hyperlink and copy and paste the url into the Address field.
2. Link to journal record in Library Catalogue
The easiest way to get the secure URL for a journal record is to:
3. Where the Library does not provide access to a journal article which students are required to use, you may make use of the Scanned Extracts service. You will be able to access the readings and place them in Canvas.