Linking to content in library databases other than QuickSearch can be complicated. When creating links, two principles should be observed:
Most databases create a session URL when you access them. If you bookmark or copy this session URL from the browser address bar, it will be invalid when you view it later because the session information will expire. Many of the databases provide a "Link to this Article" or "Persistent URL" feature when viewing a specific item. Use this URL to create a persistent link to a specific item.
To ensure off campus access, proxy information is encoded in the URL as a prefix. For example, in this link to an article in Academic Search Premier, the bold characters are the proxy prefix and the non-bold characters are the login URL.
If you omit the proxy prefix, the link will work correctly on campus, but off-campus users will be denied access.
You can link to specific library databases. By using the link from the library website, you are insuring that the URL contains the correct login and proxy information for off campus access.
You can link to a specific journal in the library's online subscriptions. By using the link from the library website, you are insuring that the URL contains the correct login and proxy information for off campus access.