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Jeremy Archer | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 1 2020 6:50 PM

I'm working through my first course with Logos and have found that there are hundreds of links to resources I do not own (currently I have Silver + Premium Academic).  However, I own quite a few of the resources in another software application or physical books.

However, since there is no detail provided in the course link (for example, a page number, a glossary term, etc.) for what exactly is being linked there is no way to use my physical books or books within other software programs to access the linked resource. While I can appreciate the "quick buy" option presented to me I'd much rather pick up the physical book sitting right next to me and examine the linked portion.

Is it possible to see within the course what exactly is being linked in the external resource? A page number? Search term? Etc?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 1 2020 10:53 PM

Jeremy Archer:
Is it possible to see within the course what exactly is being linked in the external resource? A page number? Search term? Etc?

The best I can see is that at the top of a locked entry notification there is an indication of what is intended - that can sometime link to the table of contents in the resource. I don't know what happens if it is just a page range being used but it is worth checking and see if there are any hints

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Jeremy Archer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 2 2020 9:52 AM

Thank you! That may be helpful in some instances. Unfortunately it's not usually the case.

Thanks though!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 2 2020 10:05 AM

I tried opening a Courseware Textbook and looked at the links that were locked. Comparing them to mouse overs of unlocked ones, it seems that ones that don't include page numbers in the visible text of the link are given in the form of headings that are identical to those used within the target resource. Anything you have electronically in another format should be easily searchable using that heading. (Tip: if the text of the link includes a colon, search for what appears before or after it.)

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Jeremy Archer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 2 2020 11:17 AM

Thanks! That's helpful. I did confirm that this is true in several of my resources in another program. 

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