Creating links for library resources is not as simple as copying and pasting the address in the browser into your work. By following the linking guidelines below you will ensure that the library resources you wish to use will always be available.
EZproxy is a program used by the library to ensure that all library resources are available offsite. Due to the method by which our databases grant us access, AUS authenticates/grants access to users, not the individual databases. For this reason it’s important to have EZproxy-ready links which force the user to authenticate with AUS before being forwarded on to the database.
How to make EZproxy-ready links
An EZproxy-ready link begin with the prefix below, and and is followed by a stable URL to the article of your choice.
Database specific examples
At this time there is no way to link directly to a page or chapter in an Ebook Central book. Links should be made to the item record in the library catalog using the “Record Link” option provided in the sharing button in the upper righthand corner of the record. From the catalog record users can click through to the ebook. This method is advised for all ebooks, including those from MyiLibrary, Springer, etc.
- Highlight and copy the Record link provided in the AUS Library catalog record
For example, the link to Above time : Emerson’s and Thoreau’s temporal revolutions by James R. Guthrie would look like:
To link to an article entitled The Duality of Technology: Rethinking the Concept of Technology in Organizations by Wanda J. Orlikowski:
- Start with the the EZproxy prefix
- Add the JSTOR stable URL to the end (JSTOR stable URLs can be found in the “Item Information”)
The resulting link looks like:
Every article in Proquest databases comes with an EZproxy-ready link called DocumentURL in the Document Details section at the bottom of the article.
- Use DocumentURL link
For example, the link for the article The New Digital Awareness by Shannon Bohle is:
Similar to Proquest, all articles in EBSCOhost databases come with an EZproxy-ready link calledPermalink available as an option in the right column of the article’s citation.
- Click Permalink in right column, highlight and copy link that appears in popup box
Note: EBSCOhost links do not have the EZproxy prefix as previously discussed. This is not a problem for the moment.
For example, the link for the article Using Technology to Create Ageless Paintings by Linda Price is:
To create a link to an article in Science Direct use the Export to plain text feature, Format = Text. You need only add the EZproxy prefix to the link provided.
- Start with the EZproxy prefix
- Add the link provided using Export to plain text feature
For example, adding the ezproxy prefix in front of the the link provided for Modeling Broadband Wire Antennas with Complex Geometry by Mikulas Bittera is:
Emerald provides a link to articles from the abstract, but like EBSCOHOST, the links to not have the EZproxy prefix which can be ignored for the time being. Right clicking and copying the link the DOI / Permanent URL field provides an EZproxy ready link.
- Hover over Article URL and right click, selecting Copy Link Location, Copy Shortcut, or Copy Link Address depending on your browser
For example, the link to Time to Share a Sales Experience by Ian Wilson is as follows:
If you have an article that you need help creating a link for please contact the Research Help Desk.