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Create an EZproxy link to share resources.

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In order to create an EZproxy link that will allow JBU students to access library resources, you will first need a permalink. A permalink is a permanent, stable link. This page describes how to locate permalinks in different library resources.

Many permalinks in JBU library resources have the EZproxy link automatically integrated into them and require no further action, but a few require the addition of an EZproxy before you share them. The list below indicates which resources require the addition of an EZproxy using the tool on the previous page.

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is another kind of permalink used in some citation styles and academic fields. DOIs normally provide a permanent, stable link to a document on the publisher's website so that readers can find an article regardless of the type of institutional access they have to a particular publication, but they often lead to versions of articles that are hidden behind paywalls. Unless directed otherwise by your instructor, it is best to use EZproxy permalinks as shown below when writing for an internal JBU audience (faculty and fellow students) and reserve DOIs for when you are writing for external audiences that do not have the same library access that you do.

EBSCO Databases

Screenshot of a record from EBSCOhost database.

Click the arrow-shaped Share icon.

EBSCO Record with Share dialog box open.

Select Create link.

EBSCO Record with permalink displayed.

Use the Copy to clipboard link to copy the permalink. 

Note: Although the EZproxy prefix is not visible in this link, it does include EZproxy information and is ready to be shared. (EBSCO databases hide the EZproxy prefix, but they still redirect users to the appropriate login screen if necessary.)

Further Note: To keep or share your search results list from an EBSCO database, you can copy-paste the URL from the navigation bar at the top of your internet browser. This does not work in other library database platforms, but EBSCO has recently upgraded their link processing protocol to work more like other websites on the open internet.

ProQuest Databases

Screenshot of a document in ProQuest Central with the "All Options" button highlighted (three dot icon  on the right side of the page).

Click the All Options button.

Screenshot from ProQuest Database showing display of the permalink URL in the "All Options" box.

Click on the link at the top of the All save & export options box. It will automatically be copied to your clipboard. 

Note: This link contains EZproxy information and is ready to be shared.

JSTOR Databases

Screenshot of JSTOR article page highlighting the location of Stable URL and Remote Access URL.

The Stable URL that appears immediately below the publication information does not contain EZproxy information. 

Expand the details tab to reveal the Remote Access URL. 

Select and copy the provided link.

Note: The Remote Access URL link contains EZproxy information and is ready to be shared.

If you cannot find the Remote Access URL, copy the Stable URL and use the EZproxy Tool to create an EZproxy link.

ProQuest eBooks

Link to the Book as a Whole

Screenshot of a ProQuest Ebook Central page with the "Share Link to Book" link in the left sidebar highlighted.

Click on Share Link to Book.

Screenshot of page from ProQuest Ebook Central displaying the "Share This Book" dialog.

Copy the displayed link.

Note: This link does not include EZproxy information. Use the EZproxy Tool to create an EZproxy link.

Link to a Specific Page or Chapter

Screenshot of a page in ProQuest Ebook Central highlighting the "Read Online" button in the left sidebar.

Navigate to the section of the book you wish to share using the Read Online button or the table of contents.

ProQuest Ebook Central highlighting "Share Link" icon on menu bar.

Click the Share Link icon.

Share This Book dialog for a specific chapter in ProQuest Ebook Central.

Copy the displayed link.

Note: This link does not include EZproxy information. Use the EZproxy Tool to create an EZproxy link.

EBSCO eBooks

Linking to an EBSCO ebook works the same as linking to any journal article in an EBSCO database. See the instructions above for details. You can either link to the book as a whole, or you can navigate to a specific chapter or page and then select the Share icon to create a link that will take your user to that exact page.