Creating links to e-resources
Databases and other electronic resources bought by or subscribed to Karlstad university library are only available outside campus for students and staff who can prove their identity by logging in with Kau ID.
Linking from It's learning, course reading lists etc.
When you want to link directly to an e-resource you need to add a proxy prefix before the url of the resource. The proxy prefix will trigger the Kau ID login page and after logging in, access is provided.
To build a correct link is is often not possible to use the link displayed in the address bar of your browser, instead you should look for a "permanent url" or "direct link".
Library proxy prefix
All links to licensed resources should begin with:
Then add the link to the resource directly after "url="
How do I find the correct link?
Linking to a resource found in OneSearch
When you want to link to an e-book, e-journal or article found in OneSearch you find the correct link by using "Permalink". The permalink includes the proxy prefix so you will just need to copy and paste.
- Locate the resource in OneSearch and click on the title.
- Then click on "Permalink" in the right side toolbar. A box with the link will open and you can copy the link.
To link to a database provided by the library, the easiest way to find the correct link is to right click on the database name on the library homepage and copy the link location (Save link as). The proxy prefix will be included
Example Scopus: https://login.bibproxy.kau.se/login?url=https://www.scopus.com
Articles and books in full text
If you would like to link directly to the full text of an article, the base rule is to copy the link of the article and enter the proxy prefix before the link. The article url is often found on the webpage as Permanent URL, Persistent link or Document URL. .
Permanent url article: http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/330811
Proxy prefix: https://login.bibproxy.kau.se/login?url=
Finished link https://login.bibproxy.kau.se/login?url=http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/330811
In many databases the permanent urls are given as a DOI number. A DOI link is composed by adding the DOI nuber to the URL http://dx.doi.org/ . The proxy prefix should also be added.
Exemple: Article DOI nr: 10.1145/1073001.1073007
Finished link: https://login.bibproxy.kau.se/login?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1073001.1073007
Exemples from various databases:
- PsycINFO (and other ProQuest databases)
Click on the title of the article. Under Details you will see a Document URL.
1. Enter the proxy prefix.
2. Add the Document URL
- Cinahl (and other Ebsco databases)
Find the article and click on the title. To the right there is a toolbar with the word "permalink".
Click on permalink and a box with a url will open.
1. First enter the proxy prefix.
2. Then add the url from the box "Permalink".
- Project Muse
Find the article. When you click on the title the full text will open. Copy the url in the address bar of the browser.
1. Enter the Proxy prefix.
2. Add the url copied from the browser.
- E-book from the library catalog
1. Find the book title - Example: "Strategies for Writing a Thesis by Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities"
2. Right click on the link displayed under "Web access" och choose"Copy Link Location", "Save link as" or similar, and you will get a direct link to the e-book info page, including the proxy prefix.
Alternatively you can link only to the library catalog record:
Bookmarklet for Quick access
By using the library proxy Bookmarklet you can log in to licensed resources even if the you use a link without the proxy prefix
- Bookmarklet Library proxy.
For Chrome,Firefox och Safari: drag the link above to the book mark field in the browser.
For Internet Explorer: right click on the link above and choose "add to favorites".
Go to a web page you want to access through the proxy. Then click on your bookmark "Library proxy". The page will reload and you will be asked to log in with your Kau ID.
You have entered http://www.sciencedirect.com - but the page asks for a password.
Click on you bookmark "Library proxy" - and the page will reload and let you log in with your KauID.
The link will have changed to: