Library database provide you and your students with high quality content, including artifices, eBooks, journals, streaming video, primary documents and more.
One of the great things about providing links to library content is that you don't have to worry copyright and fair use issues. The provider has already done that for you.
For most databases, the URL you see in your browser address bar is a temporary link that will not provide access to the content for other users. What you need is a durable or persistent link. A durable link will provide on campus access. If you want to provide off campus as well, you'll need the EZProxy prefix. The EZProxy prefix is what allows all COM students, faculty and staff to access our databases of campus.
Some databases have gone the extra step and include the EZProxy prefix with the provided durable link. The chart below tells you which already have the EZProxy prefix. We have provided step by step instructions for all of our providers. You can access them from the above.
* You can still grab a durable link for all Gale content, but the EZProxy prefix is currently included at the main page and search results level. At this time it is generally not at the article, chapter or journal level. For those links that do not include the prefix you will need to add it. Details are provided in the step by step instructions.
For the providers with Not Required listed, anyone can get into the database to search or browse, but users have to check out items such as eBooks or magazines with COM credentials in order to see the content.
It's true, you can access most COM Library resources at home! COM Library’s catalog, and the thousands of eBooks and articles in our databases can all be accessed off campus. Just login with your COM ID# and last name.