The Library subscribes to thousands of databases, journals, ebooks, and streaming media options that can be embedded into your D2L courses for assigned reading and viewing. This page will show you the basics for creating links that work every time, on- or off-campus.
For most things, just follow the instructions listed in the Access NEIU Libraries' Online Resources from Anywhere and use the OpenAthens Link Generator to create a working link.
Please don't hesitate to contact eResources & Systems Librarian Lisa Wallis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with linking and embedding.
The NEIU Libraries use a tool called OpenAthens to ensure NEIU students, faculty, and staff can access our online subscriptions anytime from anywhere. All that's required is an NEIU NetID and password.
These links begin with the string https://go.openathens.net/redirector/neiu.edu?url= to identify anyone using them as affiliated with NEIU. Users then login with their NEIU NetID and password--the same information used for NEIUport, D2L, and Nmail.
For example, if you wanted to provide a link to the Academic Video Online database, instead of:
https://video.alexanderstreet.com/channe/academic-video-online (will only work if on campus)
use the link:
https://go.openathens.net/redirector/neiu.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo.alexanderstreet.com%2Fchanne%2Facademic-video-online (will work whether on or off campus)
Many of the NEIU Libraries' most frequently used databases, journals, and ebooks are provided by EBSCO. If you want to create a link to an EBSCO resource, follow these steps.
Journal articles from our JSTOR collections are often used in NEIU coursework. Here is how to find the link to share with students.
The D2L "Insert QuickLink" function breaks some Library links. Instead, use the "Insert Stuff" button to add links to your D2L content.
Embed individual videos in D2L from one of our streaming media subscriptions.
Our annual subscriptions to these packages allow unlimited streaming at no extra cost. Please use these first before considering Kanopy.
The pricing model is this: when a user watches at least 30 seconds of a video, that counts as a "view". On the 4th "view" of the same video, the NEIU Libraries are charged at least $100 for a one-year license to that video.
The NEIU Libraries have offered unlimited, on-demand Kanopy for a few years, but due to increased usage and recent budget cuts, we can no longer support that model for recreational viewing. Instead, we are happy to purchase licenses to videos used in courses or in support of academic research. Here's how to make a request:
When you get to this screen, please complete all fields, including your NEIU email address (@neiu.edu) and a message about your video request. Will you be assigning it for a class? Does it support your research for a course? The more information you can provide, the more likely we are to be able to support the request. Please list the course and instructor, if relevant. We can then follow up once the film is approved and provide the correct link for use in a syllabus or D2L.
If you know in advance you need a video only available on Kanopy, please provide as much lead time as you can for us to process the request. We will do our best to reply as soon as possible, often the same day (Monday-Friday).
Thank you for your understanding. We know how valuable this resource can be for course content.