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Library Resource Link Generator

Creating Links for Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

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 from off-campus?

Example: You want to link to an article in the library database Academic Search Premier with the permanent link: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9031038&site=ehost-live&scope=site

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 off-campus.

Use this Link Generator to create links which will be available to students accessing resources from off campus computers (requires JavaScript enabled in your browser):

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click the "Create link" button below:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

4. Clear the form to make another link

Problems or comments? Please contact Michael Hooper (Electronic Resources Librarian).


The link must be a "persistent" link. This means that the link will always be available at this specific URL address. 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 http://ezproxy.lib.apsu.edu....

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.