Reserves - Linking to Audio Services
» Music (Audio and Video) Databases
» Electronic Reserve Audio Linking Request Form
Links to recordings in our streaming audio databases may be placed in course pages or Blackboard. However, to assist students in finding ALL listening materials in one place, we recommend that links to audio materials be listed in the Library Reserves section of the online catalog. For assistance in creating links to audio electronic reserve materials, please contact Karen Jung.
Creating Links to Audio Tracks and Albums
Creating links by copying the URL in the address bar in your browser may not create a link that will consistently connect the user to the desired track. So that users may reliably connect to your selected tracks or albums, vendors provide a stable, persistent, durable or embedded link.
In addition, so that faculty and students connecting from devices on- or off-campus may link to Bowdoin's databases, 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?=
The location and presentation of the "stable" link varies by database and vendor. Below is a list of our current audio streaming databases and vendors and instructions for finding and creating the "stable" links.
Databases and Vendors
- Alexander Street
- African American Song
- American Song
- Classical Music Library
- Contemporary World Music
- Jazz Music Library
- Smithsonian Global Sound
- Naxos Jazz Library
- Naxos Music Library