A bit complex to explain in a short answer and certainly of-subject, but you should look into Maven as an aditional tool for building projects. It takes a lot of time to learn, but it is really worth the effort. At the moment you have evything in place and all your dependencies figured out, building your EAR's will be a piece of cake.
Thank you very kindly for your help.
Actually, I just noticed your response. I had not realized that there was one because in the past I have received automated email notifications of responses to posts in this forum but did not seem to get one this time.
Anyway, I greatly appreciate your insight. It looks like Maven is a tool that I should be learning about. I did seem to find a solution via Eclipse Helios linking to files feature. I had spent a significant amount of time attempting that as a solution in Eclipse Galileo but it had not worked and was relieved that it works in Helios.