Linking to Licensed Resources

To link to one of the library's licensed resources, you will need to identify the durable or permanent URL or link. In most cases, you should not copy the URL from your browser's address bar; the URL shown in your address bar is often a temporary link that will not work after your browser session has ended. The permanent or durable link may be found in different locations, depending on the database -- several examples are shown below. If the licensed resource you need is not shown, or you have any questions about how to link to resources, contact Polk's online learning librarians at

This is not an anonymous proxy. All traffic through the proxy requires your NetID.  The purpose of this proxy is to grant access to our library databases from off-campus.  Only library approved URLs are allowed through the proxy and all other URLs are blocked.

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Linking from Search@UW

Permalinks to articles, books or media from Search@UW will link the viewer to the item's record in the system. The proxy prefix is not required for Search@UW links.



Examples from Databases

  • Proquest Databases (includes ABI/INFORM, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, Dissertations & Theses Full Text, Historical New York Times). Proxy prefix is included.


  • EBSCO Databases (includes Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO and many more). Proxy prefix is included.


  • JSTOR. Proxy prefix is NOT included. Use Proxy URL Generator available above


  • Science Direct. Proxy prefix is NOT included. Use Proxy URL Generator available above.



  • Project Muse. Proxy prefix is NOT included. Use the Proxy URL Generator available above.