Creating Direct Links to Online Articles

As you’re constructing your required reading lists, consider using proxy-enabled links. When you link to articles, rather than post them to Blackboard or e-mail them, it gives the library a more accurate count of resource usage and avoids gray areas about copyright. Linking to articles can be easy to do and here’s how:

Step 1: Copy a proxy-enabled link to your database source using links found through our subject-specific Research Guides or Find Article Databases page:

http://proxy.libraries.smu.edu/login?url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/

Step 2: Locate your article and copy it’s link:

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4107130

Step 3:  Paste the article link after the proxy link and delete duplication:

http://proxy.libraries.smu.edu/login?url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4107130

Now you’ve created a link that students can directly access the article, although if they are off-campus they may need to authenticate with network ID and password. Some databases may be more difficult, so please contact your subject liaison if you need additional support.

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