Answered By: Priscilla Coulter Last Updated: Nov 23, 2016 Views: 72
The library's homepage, which is linked from the classroom, the students' campus portal and Faculty Connect, is a secure site. The links in those three locations will work -- but if you attempt to provide the direct url in a lesson or announcement, students will typically see a login page that they cannot access.
So, if you want to direct students to a page on the library's secure site, be sure to provide step-by-step instructions that send them through the library link in their classroom. See an example here.
But, the library does have many public resources at:
- LibGuides: houses our program guides, writing help and much more
- LibAnswers (aka Ask a Librarian): our searchable FAQ knowledge base and librarian contact form.
URLs from both of these sites will work from Sakai lessons, assignments, announcements, emails, etc. Feel free to share them with students!
Links to proxied (subscription) resources -- those with "ezproxy" in the url -- will also work from anywhere. It's a good idea to remind students that they may need to log in with their student id and password with these. See also: How can I create a permalink to an article or book from our databases?