Linking to Library Resources

Are you tired of going through the library every time you want to connect to Google Scholar?

Wish those links in your FASTsearch emails always connected back to resources?

Love PsycINFO and wish you could just go straight to it when it’s time to research?

The Fielding library is pleased to announce that we have enabled a new authentication method that will allow you to link back to library content without first having to go through Moodle or MyFielding!

This new authentication method does not replace the previous method, so you are still able to connect to our library resources however you prefer.

We’ve created a guide which explains the new method in detail, shows you how/where to save links back to our content, and more: http://libguides.fielding.edu/linking. Faculty: be sure to check out the ‘faculty tip’ tab for information on how you can use this method in your syllabi and Moodle pages!

A quick summary:

With this new method, when you follow a link back to a library resource (such as a FASTsearch result), you will first encounter a log-in screen to verify that you are allowed to access the resource:

 

Please note: you must use your MyFielding credentials on the log-in page.

Once you input your credentials, you’ll be connected directly to the resource itself.

Some Suggested Uses:

 

  • Use a citation manager? Check out the ‘citation managers’ tab in the LibGuide above for suggestions on how to integrate our new authentication method with your citation manager.

Since this authentication method is brand new to us, we’re sure there will be some bumps along the road. If you encounter any issues please don’t hesitate to contact the library for assistance. And remember you can always connect to the library via Moodle or MyFielding to access FASTsearch, our databases, and more.

Happy Searching!

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