You have article(s) you wish to have your class read. The libraries have a copyright-neutral solution—using Lehigh Links. The durable Link connects directly to the article in a library subscription journal from on or off campus. You can also bookmark the Lehigh Link. Use of Lehigh Links provides valuable use data to librarian collection managers!
A Lehigh Link may be posted to a course in Course Site, included in an e-mail or added to any HTML document. The link may be generated by using a research database such as Article First, Google Scholar or the Citation Linker. Almost all library resources, including RefWorks@Lehigh, are open URL enabled.
It is preferable to use a research database since accurate, complete bibliographic data helps you to create a Lehigh Link more readily. For additional help on creating Lehigh Links, contact your librarian or instructional technologist.
Directions for capturing Lehigh Links for course readings:
Here is an example of a Lehigh Links. Click on journal article title for the Lehigh Link.
El-Aasser, M S, R Hu, V L Dimonie, and L H Sperling. 1999. "Morphology, design and characterization of IPN-containing structured latex particles for damping applications". Colloids and Surfaces. A, Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 153 (1): 241.
"Review articles" can play an important role as course reading assignments--or for students to use when they are doing research papers or projects. Such articles give a bird's eye view of the latest developments in a field or niche within a field. They can contain valuable bibliography.
The titles of these articles often have a more generic quality than the titles of articles reporting very specific research findings. For example, compare these titles:
Contact your subject librarian for assistance in identifying review articles for your class.
Some databases, such as Web of Science or Medline, enable restriction of search results to "review" articles.
One source (among others!) of review articles is the following database, which is dedicated to this type of article. (Tip when using: sort the search results in descending date order so you see the most recent articles for your topic.)