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Linking to eReserve Articles

Articles, cases from texts, and other readings can be put on electronic reserve through McIntyre Library. Once the articles are on eReserve, you can link to them in your Content area for easy access by your students. For more information on using eReserve through McIntyre Library, refer to Placing in Reserve.

This document discusses the following:

Linking to eReserve Articles: One Article

These instructions show you how to create a topic link to an individual article on eReserve using Quicklink. For more detailed information on creating topics this way, refer to Creating Topics with QuickLink.

NOTE: Due to file size, some eReserve articles are divided into multiple parts. In those cases, you will need to create a link to each part separately.

  1. From the McIntyre Library homepage, click COURSE RESERVE
    The Voyager Catalog opens with the Course Reserve tab selected.

  2. From the Instructor pull-down menu, select your name

  3. From the Course pull-down menu, select the appropriate course

  4. Click SEARCH
    The list of reserved articles for the selected course appears.

  5. Click the article you wish to link
    A page with more details about the article opens.

  6. On the page that opens, right click the Electronic Reserve link » select Copy Shortcut
    HINT: If the link does not say Electronic Reserve, the article is a print reserve article. The location where the article can be obtained should appear on the page.
    Right-Click Menu: Copy Shortcut

  7. Click ELECTRONIC RESERVE
    NOTE: If a PDF opens, continue to step 8.
    If an online database opens, create a persistent link

  8. Open your D2L course

  9. From the Course Home page, click CONTENT
    The Manage Content pane appears.

  10. Click NEW TOPIC
    The New Topic pane appears.

  11. Click QUICKLINK
    The New Topic - Quicklink pane appears.

  12. From the Parent Module pull-down menu, select the module this topic will appear under

  13. In the Title text box, type the desired title

  14. OPTIONAL: In the Short Title text box, type an abbreviated title

  15. In the URL text box, right click » select Paste
    HINT: You are pasting the shortcut you copied in step 6.

  16. Click SAVE
    A link to your course eReserve articles listing is created in the course Content area.

    Here is an example of the result if your module was Old Technologies: Where We've Been and you had just added the topic "Why Old Technologies Are Still Kicking."
    Quicklink Example

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Linking to eReserve Articles: List of All Articles for Course

These instructions show you how to create a link to the complete list of articles on eReserve for your course using QuickLink. For more detailed information on creating topics this way, refer to Creating Topics with QuickLink.

  1. Go to: http://lib01.uwec.edu/Reserve/CourseReserveLinkGenerator.asp
    OR
    From the McIntyre Library homepage click the following series of links:
    Faculty and Staff » Placing Items on Reserve » Get the URL for your electronic reserves
    The E-Reserve URL by Instructor and Course page appears.

  2. From the Select an instructor pull-down menu, select your name
    A listing of all of your courses containing eReserve materials appears.
    Instructor's Course List

  3. Under Course, right click the course name » select Copy Shortcut

  4. Open your D2L course

  5. Click CONTENT
    The Manage Content pane appears.

  6. Click NEW TOPIC
    The New Topic pane appears.

  7. Click QUICKLINK
    The New Topic - Quicklink pane appears.

  8. From the Parent Module pull-down menu, select the module this topic will appear under

  9. In the Title text box, type the desired title

  10. OPTIONAL: In the Short Title text box, type an abbreviated title

  11. In the URL text box, right click » select Paste
    HINT: You are pasting the shortcut you copied in step 3.

  12. Click SAVE
    A link to your course eReserve articles listing is created in the course Content area.

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Linking to an Article in a Database

You may want to have your students read an article which is not in the McIntyre Library e-Reserve collection, but is in one of the databases. The URLs for these articles are often temporary, and will stop working after a certain amount of time. To allow your students to reliably access the materials, we recommend that you create a persistent link to the article. See the McIntyre Library Article Link Generator to create a persistent link.

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