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Linking to Articles, eBooks, and Streaming Videos from the Library's Databases: Gale Virtual Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library 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. Click ‘Bookmark,’ toward the top of the page. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. In the new window that pops up, highlight the provided URL, then copy and paste the URL into the desired link location.

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

   4. An example of an Opposing Viewpoints URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414429465&v=2.1&u=nebraska_bell&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w.

   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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Linking in Blackboard

The following instructions are for linking in Blackboard only.

   1. Search for an item and open the full record for it. Click ‘Bookmark,’ toward the top of the page. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. In the new window that pops up, highlight the provided URL, then copy and paste the URL into Blackboard.

   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 an Opposing Viewpoints URL would look like this: http://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:80/login?auth=bb&url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414429465&v=2.1&u=nebraska_bell&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w.

   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.

Gale Virtual Reference 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. Click ‘Bookmark,’ toward the top of the page. Do not simply copy the URL from the browser’s address bar as this is session specific and the item cannot be retraced once the session ends.

   2. In the new window that pops up, highlight the provided URL, then copy and paste the URL into the desired link location.

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

   4. An example of an Opposing Viewpoints URL would look like this: https://ezproxy.bellevue.edu:9443/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414429465&v=2.1&u=nebraska_bell&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w.

   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.