Question: How do I set up links
to articles or other resources such as items
from the library databases - for D2L, course web
pages, or other locations - so that they work
Example: You want to link to
an article in the library database Academic
Search Premier with the permanent link:
Answer: You need to format the
links in a way that redirects them through the
library proxy server and prompts students to
log-in with their last name and "A" number.. If you don't do this,
the links will work from on-campus, but not from
Use this Link Generator to create links
which will be available to students accessing
resources from off campus computers
The link must be a "persistent"
link. This means that the link will always be available at this specific URL
When in doubt try it, but test it a day later to make sure it still works.
You do not need to do this for
freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with
If you have addresses such as
http://someaddress.com.ezproxy.lib.apsu.edu..., this will fix them for you.
Students accessing created links within D2L should be
authenticated automatically without an additional log-in prompt.