Linking to Library Resources
Merrimack users can use library resources on- and off- campus.
If you have questions or need help, please call the Research Center at x5177 or email a librarian at email@example.com
For off-campus use, the user must have a link with
Most databases will provide you with a Permalink option, sometimes through the Share function to Embed/Link.
If the proxy prefix is not included, then add http://proxy3.noblenet.org/login?url= at the beginning and test.
Do not use the URL in the top URL bar, as it is often session specific.
For example a link to a SAGE journal article might be in anyone of these formats with the first the most reliable:
Note: ProQuest Ebook Central links are the only links that do not require the proxy prefix, but must have lib/merrimack within the URL Use the link in the library catalog or the Share Link to Book option, such as: http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/merrimack/detail.action?docID=1389274
If you can't find a link that works, then link to the database and provide the citation information so your students can search for the article on their own. Database links will be in McQuade's Databases A-Z list
Follow tips below for linking to:
Below are tips for finding links to specific resources.
If you need additional help, please call the Research Center at x5177 or email a librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding links for...
It is best practice to link to articles in library databases, instead of loading the article into the database. Students can access linked articles on and off campus when the link includes the the following prefix in front of or within the URL: http://proxy3.noblenet.org/login?url=
Many subscription databases, however, use session-specific IDs, which means the URL in the top bar is often not stable.
In order to create a link to a specific article, you need to use a persistent link (also called a permalink, a persistent URL, stable URL or document URL). Most databases will provide you that option.
Some (not all) of our databases have persistent links at the article level.
*** If the database does not offer persistent linking, you can still link to the database, provide the citation information & have your students search on their own for the article. See "Databases" Section.
Using MACKsearch and EBSCOhost databases
Links to ProQuest articles
Add the proxy prefix http://proxy3.noblenet.org/login to the stable URL, such as
Streaming Video Databases
McQuade Library provides streaming videos via
Look for Share > Permalink / Embed information that will lead to links or programming for embedding into a web page.
If your link is not working, look up the title in the Library Catalog (see below) and copy a link.
Or call the Research Center at x5177 or email a librarian at email@example.com for some help.
Streaming videos available through Alexander Street and Films on Demand are included in the Library Catalog as well as ebooks from various databases.
1. Search the title in the Library Catalog - http://evergreen.noblenet.org/eg/opac/home?locg=30
2. Right-click or CTRL click on the Access for Merrimack… link and
Select Copy Link Address / Link / URL
3. Paste your link using Ctrl V or Command V
Note that Ebook Central-Proquest links do NOT include the proxy prefix.
To link to a specific database or library tool, such as MACKsearch or Noodletools:
Course & Subject Guides - http://libguides.merrimack.edu/
Follow the same steps as with Databases.