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Linking to Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos from the Library's Databases: Facts on File

Facts on File Linking Outside of Blackboard

The following instructions are for creating links outside of Blackboard.   

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the article’s ‘RecordURL.’ Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the article cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. Highlight the RecordURL, then copy and paste it into the desired location.

   3. You will need to insert http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?url= immediately in front of the URL.

   4. An example of a Facts on File article URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?url=http://wnd.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?wid=97233&nid=112387&umbtype=1.

   5. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources.

Facts on File Linking in Blackboard

The following instructions are for linking in Blackboard only.      

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the article’s ‘RecordURL.’ Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the article cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. Highlight the RecordURL, then copy and paste it into the desired location.

   3. You will need to insert http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url= immediately in front of the URL.

   4. An example of a Facts on File article URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url=http://wnd.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?wid=97233&nid=112387&umbtype=1

   5. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link in Blackboard and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources.

Facts on File Linking for D2L Courses

The following instructions are for creating links in D2L courses.   

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find the article’s ‘RecordURL.’ Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the article cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. Highlight the RecordURL, then copy and paste it into the desired location.

   3. You will need to insert https://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:9443/login?url= immediately in front of the URL.

   4. An example of a Facts on File article URL would look like this: https://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:9443/login?url=http://wnd.infobaselearning.com/recordurl.aspx?wid=97233&nid=112387&umbtype=1.

   5. Once created, the student will be able to click on the link and be immediately taken to the item, whether an article, video, or database. They will not need to log-in again in order to access the Library webpage or other resources.