Alternatives to Copying
The Libraries subscribe to many electronic resources that provide full-text access to individual articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. Users can search for, view, and print the articles online. Use the Journals A-Z list to check if we subscribe to the journal you need. Library staff can advise you on whether or not the article you need is available through one of our databases or through our interlibrary loan services--just call a library reference desk or your liaison librarian.
Linking to full text
Many of the library databases allow users to create a link to a coded database search (known as a "durable link" or "persistent link") that produces the full text of an article. We've developed a decision tree to help you determine whether creating a durable link from your course page is appropriate for your content. Since linking doesn't create a copy, it can generally be done without violating copyright (though some publishers restrict it in their license terms). See our Persistent Links page for instructions on linking to individual articles.
Link to RefWorks reading list in Blackboard
Blackboard now has the capability to link directly to a RefWorks reading list. Professors can create the RefWorks reading list, link it to Blackboard, and students can use the "Get It" button to connect to the full text (when available). See IRT's Blackboard Help site for more information on how to link to the RefWorks reading list.