Why Do I Need to Log In to Access the Library's Resources Off Campus?
Many of Doane's electronic resources are available only to current students, faculty, and staff. Due to licensing agreements, users must be authenticated through a proxy server. Searching for a database or article in Google will not include our proxy link prefix, so you will not be able to authenticate your Doane credentials to access the resource. You must always navigate to resources through the Doane website, or save links which include the proxy prefix (also known as stable links or permalinks).
How Does Off-Campus Access Work?
Have a link to a library electronic resource and want to ensure it works both on and off campus? Use our Proxy Permalink Generator! It will add the proxy server's referring URL (http://proxyweb.doane.edu/login?url=) to the beginning of a link, ensuring off-campus access works correctly.
Please test the proxied link before sharing it. If you have trouble finding or creating a permalink, please don't hesitate to contact email@example.com for help!
Permalinks, also known as stable links, ensure that you and your students can access resources no matter where you are. Permalinks to databases, articles, eBooks, and other resources include the Doane Library proxy prefix and can be shared through your syllabus, Blackboard site, other other means. They also ensure that only those with an affiliation to Doane can access resources from off-campus.
An example of a URL for the database ProQuest Central which includes the proxy prefix is:
Permalinks for articles or eBooks are found in different places depending on the product. In Ebsco databases, the permalink is found by clicking the "Permalink" button at the right side of the item record screen.
In ProQuest databases, the permalink is found at the bottom of the Abstract/Details tab, under "Document URL."