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Permalink generator: EZproxy Link Generator

EZProxy Link Generator

Have a link to a library electronic resource and want to ensure it works both on and off campus? Use our Proxy Link Generator! It will add the proxy server's referring URL (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=) to the beginning of a link, ensuring off-campus access works correctly.

  • The link must be a stable, persistent link as opposed to a dynamic URL which includes session information (usually "session" or "sid" in the URL) that will expire and can't be reused (see Finding Stable Links tab).
  • Sites that have dynamic URLs usually have a link for a "permalink" or "jumpstart" URL.
  • You do not need to add the proxy to freely available sites or links that already contain http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=....

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Click the "Create link" button below:

3. Copy and use the resulting link

4. Clear the form to make another link

 

Problems or comments? Please contact us.

Off Campus Research

Why Do I Need to Log In to Access the Library's Resources Off Campus? 

Many of WesternU's electronic resources are available only to current students, faculty, and staff*. Due to licensing agreements, users must be authenticated through a proxy server.
Alumni may access electronic resources on campus only.
*Other authorized users such as clinical faculty or OPTI-West residents may be allowed access based on license terms and agreements.


How Does Off-Campus Access Work?

  1. When you click an electronic resource on the library website, library catalog, or EBSCO Discovery Service from off campus, the proxy will take you to a login page.
  2. Enter your WesternU network username and password. (The same one you use to access your email.)

Troubleshooting

Having Off-Campus Access Issues?

Review the troubleshooting tips below before contacting the Library.

  • Username or password issues? Try logging on to ILLiad. If you are unable to log in to ILLiad, your username or password is probably incorrect. Please contact TechSupport to reset your password.
  • If pages don't display correctly, try clearing your browser's cache, cookies and history.

Electronic Resources Librarian

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Alicia Prosser
Contact:
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
909-469-5454