Linking To Library Databases On WebCampus

You can link to subject specific databases in WebCampus, to help your students search for quality journals, magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, and other electronic publications.  If you wish to connect students to a specific item within a database, see Linking to Journal Articles on WebCampus.

Legal agreements require that only UNLV affiliated patrons can access library databases. Following the directions listed will ensure that your students can connect to resources from both on and off-campus.

Copy The Link Of An Individual Database

  1. Choose a database from the All Library Databases page
  2. Right-click and copy the link.
Screenshot showing "copy link address" option that appears after right-clicking on database name.

Shorten The URL

Depending on the length of the URL, you may need to convert the link to a shorter version by using one of the free services listed below.

Add The Link To WebCampus

  1. Open the page where you would like to place your link
  2. In the box, type the name of the database you are going to use (i.e. Academic Search Premier) 
  3. Highlight the database name and then click on "Link to URL"
Screenshot showing chainlink icon selected on toolbar for adding a link to WebCampus.
  1. In the box that pops up,  paste in the URL for the database by either right clicking in the box and choosing "Paste" or by pressing the Control Key and the letter V at the same time.
Screenshot showing the window that pops up for pasting the URL link.
  1. click "Insert Link" to save the link
  2. Scroll down and select "Save" to save the page

Information is subject to change, as vendors update their products. If you encounter problems using the methods outlined above or if you have additional questions or problems, please contact your liaison librarian for assistance.

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