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Training scholarly information handling for geoscience faculty & PhDs: 5. Teaching

Publishing and research impact

This page offers information and tips on handling information in your courses.

On this page you'll find:

  1. Copyright
  2. Smart linking in e.g. course manuals
  3. Re-using LibGuide boxes in Blackboard
  4. Sharing reading lists with students using RefWorks

And you might try:

  1. Finding out the smart link for a database, journal or journals article you would like to link to in your communication with students
  2. Checking whether you can save students costs and avoid copyright problems by using e-books without DRM and with multiple simultaneous access in your courses
  3. Embedding a LibGuides box in one of your courses
  4. Sharing of one your LibGuide folders

Smart linking: easy steps for making stable and universally usable links

If you share links to publications, databases, database records and searches in your course manuals, email to students etc. you have options to make sure that your links are permanent (stable) and allow for access to proprietary doucments whereever your students are.

There are many cases when just grabbing the URL from your bowser's address bar is not the best option:

For papers, use links that have the DOI and proxy. Most publishers, databases and search engines display the Digital Object Identifier links to papers or e-books on their websites. Once you have these you only have to add the proxy suffix immediately before the third slash.

So you have:

To implement these, there are three easy steps:

For databases, please use the link you get by right-clicking the database name in our list of databases, e.g.:

For books in our catalogue, use the permanent link provided with the record, e.g.

  • use the direct link as provided in the UU WorldCat catalogue


Re-use LibGuide boxes in Blackboard or other sites

Re-using and embedding LibGuide boxes in Blackboard and other sites is a matter of a few clicks.

Instructions for embedding in Blackboard:

  1. In LibGuides:
    1. Find the box you wish to embed.
    2. Click the small embed icon bottom right: </>.
    3. In the pop-up, copy the bottom code+link.
  2. In Blackboard:
    1. Using Build content make a page or item or go to an existing page or item in which you want to embed the box from LibGuides.
    2. Make sure you see all edit buttons by clicking the double downwards arrows ('show more'):

zet alle editknoppen van Blackboard aan

  1. In the edit-screen activate the mode for HTML-editing with the 'HTML code view' button:

activeer de HTML code view met de HTML knop

  1. Put your cursor at the place where you want the LibGudies box to appear and paste the code+link you copied from the LibGuides pop-up.
  2. Save by clicking submit.

N.B. IN some cases your browser will block non-https content (such as LibGuides) and nothing will appear. To solve this you have to give your broser permission to show this type of content.

In Internet Explorer if you get the question below about secure content, click 'no':

beantwoordt de secure content vraag met 'no'

In Chrome click the protection icon in the adress bar and choose 'load unsafe script '. Of course, this is safe in the case of LibGuides:

unblock unsafe content in Chrome

In Firefox click the protection icon in the adress bar (on the left) and deactivate blocking on this page:

Beveiliging voor pagina uitschakelen in Firefox

Did you know that teaching staff & faculty can contribute to the contents of LibGuides if they wish? If you wish to contribute to LibGuides and get permission to edit certain pages please get into contact with your library faculty liaison.