Creating proxy links – E-resources in teaching – LibGuides
Creating a proxy link
When linking to an article or an e-book in your online course, you must always add the proxy server address of your university to the front of the URL. This will enable students to open the article or the e-book also outside the university network. The proxy link will automatically open a login window, where students enter their university username and password.
Proxy server addresses:
University of Vaasa: VAMK: Novia:
Note! If you are creating a link via remote access outside your university network, you do not have to add the proxy server address – it will automatically be included in the URL.
Persistent links to articles
Persistent link (permalink)
Links to articles are usually long and can change, which means that the link will no longer work. Therefore, it is recommended to use persistent links, which are shorter and remain unchanged. Many databases provide persistent links.
Database-specific guidelines for linking
Create Proxy Links – Database & Library Access Issues
Create Proxy Links
If you have an article or ebook page that you need to access via our proxy server, this form will generate one.
Do not use URLs that already begin with Make sure you include or in your URL.
1. Paste your source URL here:
2. Click the Create Link button:
3. Copy and paste this link in your browser:
Note: Hunt Library might not subscribe to the proxied resource.
Chrome Browser Extension
The EZProxy Redirect browser extension for Google Chrome reloads the current webpage while adding our proxy URL to it. If we subscribe to the article, you will then have access to the full text.
Get the EZProxy Redirect browser extension and click on the ADD TO CHROME button.
Before using the browser extension, right-click on the EZProxy Redirect button and select Options to go to the EZProxy Redirect Options page. Select Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Hunt Library from the drop-down list and click the Save button.
Creating Proxy Links – Teaching with E-resources – Guides
Links can be tricky, inconsistent things! When linking to a resource in your Blackboard course or syllabi, it is important that the link works outside of the campus network. This is accomplished by using proxy links. Persistent links, or permalinks, are also helpful in that they connect directly to the item and are meant to be the long-lasting link (as opposed to the long address that appears in the browser address bar).
E-Resources available through library subscriptions can be accessed on campus and off-campus, as long as you can authenticate (sign-in) with you Bronco username and password.
This guide will show you how to piece together a proxy address as well as how to find permalinks in the OneSearch catalog and individual databases.
If you have questions do not hesitate to use one of our help services listed in the left hand “Get Help” box.
Frequently Asked Questions about proxylinks
How do I create a proxy link?
How to Create a Proxy Server on WindowsOn your Windows computer, launch the Settings (Start>Settings).Click on the Network and Internet option.Click on Proxy settings.Enable the Use Setup Script option.Enter the script address you were given (by your employer, school, or another server owner.) and select Save.Mar 26, 2021
What are proxied links?
Proxied link refers to resources the client can only access within the company network. In order for a user to access these resources, the request will need to be proxied through the BYOD Gateway.
What does proxy mean in it?
A. P. A proxy server is a computer system or router that functions as a relay between client and server. It helps prevent an attacker from invading a private network and is one of several tools used to build a firewall. The word proxy means “to act on behalf of another,” and a proxy server acts on behalf of the user.