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Adding Articles to D2L

Copyright:  The license agreements for our databases and e-resources do not permit the text or pdf versions of articles to be copied and uploaded into learning management software or other webpages but “persistent links” can be used in D2L to provide students with access to the articles within the databases and e-resources. After clicking on a persistent link in D2L, students will be prompted to log in as a valid Sault College user and they will receive direct access to the article you’ve selected.

Persistent Links:  The address that appears in your browser when you are viewing an article in a database or e-resource is unique to your logged in session – do not copy and paste this URL into D2L. A persistent link is an article-specific URL that is provided by the database or e-resource. It is stable and it won’t change over time. Look for sharing options and features such as permalinks, document URLs, and digital object identifiers – these URLs are the persistent links that you can copy and paste into D2L. For remote access to the article, add to the beginning of the persistent link if the link does not already begin with http://ra.ocls.... or has "" showing.


How to Guides:

Persistent Linking


Find Persistent Links in Databases


Where to Find Persistent Links

Database Persistent Link Location on Web Page Referred to as
Ebsco Right  Permalink
Proquest Bottom of “Abstract/Details” tab “Document URL” 
Gale Top
OVID Top “Email Jumpstart”
Access Science Top /DOI
Access Engineering Top of screen Regular web page URL
Birds of North America Bottom Link within “Recommended Citation”
Canadian Encyclopedia Right  Regular web page URL
CPA’s Tax Suite Premium (Student Ed.) Top Share link  
Curio Below the “Watch” button Share - Permalink 
DLI Bottom Share this page link 
eBook Central Below book title pg. or above book pages

Below book title pg. 

Above book pgs. share link 

Films on Demand Bottom - Embed/Link – Record URL
NFB Bottom Regular web page URL

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Off-Campus Access

To access the databases from off-campus:

  • Select your database
  • Login using your student number
    (Username) and PIN (Password)


Don't know your PIN?
Check your Sault College e-mail.
PIN info is sent to you at the beginning of each semester by "SIRSI".
Still can't find it? Contact Library staff at 705-759-2554 ext. 2711,
by email to or text at 705-998-5954.