Tutorials: eBook Permalinks

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eBook Permalinks

Logan eBooks come from various venders.

Most links must begin with https://bigbrother.logan.edu:2443/login?url= in order to authenticate the user as part of Logan. Copy/paste from the browser url may not work for the other user, even if it looks like it is working on your end.

Locate the appropriate box for the vendor of your eBook and follow instructions.

EBSCO Permalinks

In EBSCO eBooks, you can link to an entire eBook or a chapter. Some eBooks allow for unlimited concurrent users and some have limited access, typically one to three users at a time. You can find this information under the book description fields.

1. Click on Permalink under Tools at the right side of the record.

2. The permalink will then display at the top of the record. Copy the entire link and paste into your resource.

Example permalink:

OverDrive Permalinks

The OverDrive platform allows for users to checkout eBooks or audiobooks through their Logan account. Most books are single user. You do not need to create a permalink for OverDrive, just copy and paste the url from the browser. Example:

OVID (LWW) Permalinks

Instructions on constructing a proxied url in OVID.

1. Open the book to the main page.

2. Click on "Email Jumpstart" from the right side of the page.

3. Copy the url that appears in the box at the top of the page.

   Examplehttp://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books1&AN=01279715/2nd_Edition/3&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/METADATA%5b1%5d/TBY%5b1%5d/EDITORS%5b1%5d

4. Add Logan's proxy in front of the url.

   Example: https://bigbrother.logan.edu:2443/login?url=

Example of complete url

Proquest eBook Central Permalinks

ProQuest eBook Central allows you to link to an entire eBook or chapter. Some titles have a limit on how many people can access an eBook at a time. Find this on the eBook's main information page under "Availability." Instructions on creating a permalink:

1. Open the book in your browser.

2. Click on "Share Link to Book" under the book information and copy the information

   Example: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/logan-ebooks/detail.action?docID=3011987

3. Add Logan's proxy in front of the url.

   Example: https://bigbrother.logan.edu:2443/login?url=

Example of complete url

R2 Digital Library

The R2 Digital Library allows for links to be create to entire eBooks, chapters, or sections. R2 eBooks have a limit on the number of users who can use a book concurrently to three. Instructions on creating a permalink in R2 Digital Library:

  • Locate the eBook or section of an eBook to which you want to link.
  • Copy the url from the browser.
    • Example: https://www.r2library.com/Resource/Title/0323079547
  • Add the proxy url in front of the link.
    • Example: https://bigbrother.logan.edu:2443/login?url=

Your finished link should look similar to this:

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Permalinks

ScienceDirect is the platform for Elsevier eBooks. You can link to an entire eBook or a specific chapter. There isn't a limit on the number of users that can access an eBook at one time. Instructions on constructing a url in ScienceDirect for a Logan eBook:

1. Go to the eBook's main page, or chapter for which you want to create a permalink.

2. Copy the url in the browser.

   Example: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780702037399

3. Add Logan's proxy in front of the url.

   Example: https://bigbrother.logan.edu:2443/login?url=

Example of complete url

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