OFF-CAMPUS LINK TOOL

Create URL links to library resources that will work from off campus

Journal/newspaper articles and e-books

The URL in the address bar of your browser is often a temporary URL. Search the web page of the article or e-book for a stable URL (see examples below).

Add library authentication to the URL so that it can be accessed off campus. Paste the stable URL in the box below and click 'Convert link.'

Databases

If you are on campus and copy the link to a database (e.g., to post in Canvas), you will not have the authentication information that students will need to access the database off campus. Paste the database URL in the box below and click "Convert link."

Locate stable URLs

  • Some databases produce stable URLs in the browser address bar.
    • Oxford
    • ScienceDirect
    • SpringerLink
    • Wiley Online Library
  • ACM: Right click on and copy the DOI link location.
  • CQ databases: Copy the Document URL at the bottom of the page.
  • ebrary: Click Share Link to Book then copy link.
  • Emerald Insight: Right click on and copy the link location for the Permanent link to this document in the Article information.
  • Gale databases: (Academic OneFile, General OneFile, Health Reference Center Academic, etc.): Copy the Document URL in the Source Citation at the end of the article.
  • JSTOR: Copy Stable URL.
  • Newsbank: (Access World News, Archive of Americana, etc.): Right click on the URL at bottom of page and copy the link location.
  • ProQuest: Look for Document URL at the end of the article information. (NOTE: ProQuest Document URLs do not need to have the library authentication applied.)

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