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How to Create a Permanent Link for Library-Licensed Resource

If you access licensed resources (ejournals, databases, ebooks) frequently, we recommend installing the University of Maine edition LibX Toolbar on your Firefox or Internet Explorer browser.

To create a bookmark, favorite, or permanent link to a licensed electronic resource, you must create a special URL accessing the resource through the library proxy server due to licensing agreements.

Alternatives to creating a bookmark or favorite:

To create a permanent link to specific licensed resources, such as journals, articles, or databases for a course syllabus, reading list, or Web page:

  1. Identify the direct link to the resource. For example, the URL for Accident Analysis & Prevention is  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014575
  2. Add the Fogler Library proxy address as a prefix: http://www.library.umaine.edu/auth/EZProxy/test/authej.asp?url=
  3. When spliced together, the permanent link is: http://www.library.umaine.edu/auth/EZProxy/test/authej.asp?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00014575

For bookmarks or favorites:

  1. Create the bookmark or favorite, if you have not already done so.
  2. From your browser menu select "Organize Favorites" or "Organize Bookmarks."
  3. Right click the bookmark or favorite and click "Properties."
  4. In the resulting dialog box paste the Fogler Library proxy http://www.library.umaine.edu/auth/EZProxy/test/authej.asp?url= in front of the existing URL or Location.  Do not leave any spaces in the URL.
  5. Click "SAVE" and test the favorite or bookmark.

NOTE:  If you do not need to link to a specific resource but simply want to quickly access library-licensed resources when you do a Google search, when you get an e-mail with a link to an article from a colleague, or an alert with citations from a favorite journal, we recommend installing the University of Maine edition LibX Toolbar on your Firefox or Internet Explorer browser. The LibX toolbar's right-click feature to reload a web page via UMaine EZProxy allows immediate access to Fogler Library-licensed resources in these situations.

You may also access subscribed journals and other online resources by searching for and linking to them via official library pages such as Indexes & Databases, URSUS, or ejournals@umaine.

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