Linking to Electronic Resources

To provide your students with a direct link to an article from a library database, find the article in the database, then look for "Permalink," "Document URL," "Permanent URL," etc. You can copy and paste these links into a course web page or Canvas shell, or email them to your students.

Persistent links are generally listed as part of the citation record for an online resource:

Please note: never copy and paste the URL that appears in the address bar of your browser. These URLs typically contain session information that will expire, resulting in a dead link.

Screenshot of Persistent Link Data

In order for your students to be able to access these materials from off campus, these URLs must be preceded by the proxy string which will prompt the students to log in.

The proxy string to prepend to the persistent URL is listed below:

For the article in the image above, "Employment, Academic and Extracurricular Contributors to College Aspirations", the link you would provide to your students would be: