This guide provides techniques and tools for sharing content from some of our databases. Use the tabs to the left for detailed information for each resource.
When a link to a library resource is added to a D2L course, syllabi or reading list, it needs to begin with our proxy prefix so students will be prompted to login with their MAVzone credentials off-campus.
Example of an article with proxy prefix (the highlighted area is the proxy prefix):
A persistent link or permalink is a URL designed to provide access to an online article, database, streaming video or saved search. Persistent links or permalinks can be placed in D2L, course web sites, syllabi, and reading lists.
The URL in the address bar may not have all of the information needed to work later which will result in broken links.
Permalinks should be used instead of PDFs for copyright compliance. Content in databases constantly changes, which will result in losing copyright permission to certain publishers. A permalink ensures accurate licensing and access to the content.
Many databases will provide persistent links to their content (articles, streaming video). See the tabs to the left to help locate permalinks in some of the databases. Unfortunately, not all databases provide permalinks, so if you have any questions or need help, please contact Tracie Seurer.