How to Make Links for Reserves

Links to Journal Articles

When you find an article in an online database, the URL that appears in your browser navigation bar may not be stable. A stable URL is necessary to assure consistent linking to an article.

Specific Steps:

  • Locate the journal article to which you wish to link; you will generally find a “stable URL” or “permalink” within the citation
  • In order to ensure off-campus access,  you will need to add a prefix to your stable link:  https://login.ezproxy.bowdoin.edu/login?url= . You may then copy and paste your complete link into the E-reserve linking form.

Please note: for Wiley-Blackwell journals, the Library pays per use of each article. To include a Wiley-Blackwell journal article in e-reserves or on Blackboard, you must first download and save the PDF of the article to your desktop, then upload the PDF to Blackboard or e-reserves. Do not link to it! Please see this special note for more information.

Links to Audio Services

For assistance in creating links to audio electronic reserve materials, please contact Karen Jung.

Links to Audio Tracks and Albums

So that users may reliably connect to your selected tracks or albums, please look for a stable, persistent, durable, or embedded link provided by the vendor.


To assure access from off-campus, a prefix URL must be included in the link that is placed on a web page, Blackboard, or electronic reserves. All links must be preceded by:  https://login.ezproxy.bowdoin.edu/login?=