As a general rule, providing links to articles and ebooks available in the library's electronic collection is more efficient and legal and will not raise any copyright flags. Librarians have negotiated the database licenses that permit linking, printing and limited downloads. [see Creating Links to Articles in Library Databases]
Faculty have several options for making course materials (text, audio and visual) available to students.
To avoid any copyright concerns it is always advisable to provide students with links to articles. Many of the library's licensed full text databases provide reliable and stable URLs (also called permanent or durable URLs) that may be copied and pasted into Blackboard or a syllabus. A reference librarian can assist you in creating stable links to articles in library databases.
To insure that you and your students can access the articles from off campus you'll need to create links that allow the library to authenticate the individual before they can view the item at the database website. Each URL should have the following prefix appended to the beginning of the URL string.
Simply copy and paste the following text to the beginning of the stable URL: http://ez.hamilton.edu:2048/login?url=