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Online Teaching Resources Library Guide: Linking to LIU Databases

This guide will assist faculty teaching web-facilitated, blended, or online courses at Long Island University.

Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Licensed Resources (Databases & E-Books)

LIU Libraries subscribe to numerous electronic journal and e-book databases.  Generally, licensing agreements prohibit downloading documents and re-posting the documents directly to Blackboard. Faculty may create direct links to the resources.  

Keep in mind the following when directly linking to electronic sources:

  • You cannot simply copy and paste the links found in the web address.  Instead, you must use "permanent" links to directly link to articles.
  • Some databases and journals (i.e., Harvard Business Review) have licensing restrictions regarding the use of online articles in a distance learning course.
  • E-books may restrict the number of simultaneous online users. In some cases, the Library may be able to increase the number of simultaneous users.
  • Portion restrictions outlined in fair use may still apply.

Please contact the Library for additional assistance or clarification on any of the above.

Suggest an Electronic Journal

Contact the following Library personnel to request an electronic resources to which the Library does not currently subscribe:

Kathleen Burlingame

Robert Battenfeld