If you require assistance with sharing links to library resources, please contact your program’s liaison librarian here.
In order for links to articles and ebooks from the library to work, the link that you are sharing must be a stable URL that includes the word ezproxy. Most of CUE’s licensed resources have ezproxy automatically included in your browser’s URL bar.
However, there are a few instances where you will have to manually find the resource’s permalink in order to successfully share the resource.
Finding Stable URLs (Permalinks)
CUE Library licenses many databases from EBSCO. Academic Search Complete, ERIC, MLA International Bibliography, and PsychINFO are some of the most popular EBSCO databases but the library has many others as well. In all EBSCO databases, you will find the permalink on the right-hand side of the abstract page. The item's permalink will then appear at the top of the page. Click on the link, select the entire link, then copy and past it into your email, document or Moodle, etc.
To access permalinks on the Canadian Periodical Index database, select "Get Link" at the top right-hand side of your article. A new box will then appear with the permalink that you can then select, copy, and paste into your email, document or Moodle.
To access the permalink in the Gale Primary Sources database, click "Get Link" - found on the top right hand corner of your screen. The permalink will then appear in a new box. Click select to copy and paste the link into your email, document, or Moodle, etc.
Currently, copying and pasting O'Reilly links that are found in your browser bar will result in students being asked to pay for access to that resource.
To avoid this situation, once you have found a resource that you want to share from O'Reilly, look it up by title in the CUE Library catalogue and share the resource's catalogue permalink.
After selecting the eBook of your choice on the ProQuest eBook Central database, you will find the permalink by selecting "Share Link to Book" on the left-hand side of the abstract page, as seen below.
Once you select "Share Link to Book" a small box will appear on your screen with the permalink. Please Note: to share any eBooks from ProQuest you will be required to make an account using your Concordia email and password.
This part of a stable link allows all CUE students, staff, and faculty to access the library resource by logging in with their CUE email and password.
To know if a link will work when it is shared – look for the word ezproxy in the resource’s URL. If the word ezproxy is not included somewhere in the item’s URL, the link will not work.
Here are some examples of links with that include the EzProxy prefix: