Linking to Resources

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Want to link to an online article or ebook in iLearn or an email? Creating links for library resources is not as simple as copying and pasting the address from 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.

An EZproxy-ready link begins with the prefix below and is followed by a stable URL to the article of your choice.

How to link from databases and ebook sites

Most databases provide a stable URL that you can link to. Look for one of these indicators:

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  • The link symbol (see above)
  • Permalink
  • "Record Link"
  • DocumentURL
  • A URL with "" in it

Then, simply add the EZproxy prefix to the beginning of the URL before sharing the link in iLearn or email.

A note on EBSCOhost databases

Articles in EBSCOhost databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete and Business Source Complete) use session-specific URLs which cannot be shared. Click Permalink in right column, highlight and copy the link that appears in the popup box and add the ezproxy prefix to the beginning.