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Enhance Your Courses with Library Resources

Step by step instructions for grabbing durable links so you can share articles, eBooks, streaming video and more.

Share Great Content With Your Students

Library database provide you and your students with high quality content, including artifices, eBooks, journals, streaming video, primary documents and more. Find them on our A-Z Databases page. You can limit by subject and narrow down by content type. 

No Copyright Worries!

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. 

Getting the Link to Share

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. All of our databases provide durable links with the shar options available in the database.

Off campus Access & the Proxy Prefix

If you want to provide off campus as well, you'll need the proxy prefix. The proxy 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 proxy prefix with the provided durable link. The chart below tells you which already have the proxy prefix. For the providers with Not Required listed, users have to check out items such as eBooks with COM credentials in order to see the content.

Get step by step instructions for each provider using the table of contents for this page. 

The Proxy Prefix Chart

Proxy Prefix

* You can still grab a durable link for all Gale content, but the proxy prefix is currently included at the main page, search results or eBook title level. The prefix is generally not available 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. 

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