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Carmen Linking Info

To create a Link to electronic journal articles in a Carmen course site, there are three basic steps:

  1. Find and copy the Persistent URL for the article.
  2. Add the proxy address before the URL in order to permit students to access the material when they are off-campus. In front of the pasted URL, type in http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=
  3. Use the "Quick Link" function in the HTML Editor to add the link. Choose to Open in New Window* requiring the link to open in a new window.

*Note: Quick links to online journal articles only work when a new window is opened. In the Content Tool "Open a new Window" is not an option. However, the HTML Editor and Link tools do provide this option.

Include a copyright notification on the News or Content pages. See the Course Reserves Policy for more information.

Getting help:

  • For more help in integrating library resources into Carmen (such as finding persistent URLs for online journal articles), see the Linking to Library Licensed Resources Research Guide from University Libraries.
  • A multimedia tutorial from the University of Calgary about finding persistent URLs is also available.
  • Staff at the Health Sciences Library's Public Services Desk (first floor) can help find persistent URLs.  Use the Ask A Librarian Question Form to ask a health sciences librarian your question. Reference librarians are available by appointment. To make an appointment with a liaison librarian, contact your college's/school's liaison.  
  • Sometimes, linking to online materials may not be possible or practical. It may be preferable to post PDFs for the material on a Carmen course site.
  • Create PDFs at the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) workstations on the Health Sciences Library’s first floor.