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Linking to SU Libraries' Online Resources

Learn how to create permanent, sharable, and proxy-friendly links to SU Libraries' online resources

Journals

This example fits situations where faculty would like to guide students to specific current or back issue runs of a journal title(s), highlighting the journal as a whole

 

1. Search for the journal title you would like to embed. 

S U Libraries Homepage

2. Locate that title by clicking into the "Journals" link at the SU Libraries homepage and entering the journal title into the query window of that journals list.

Example of entering the journal title victorian literature into the library's journal locator

3. Choose the database name associated with the range of publication dates of interest for that particular journal.  A new window will open up to the homepage for the journal within the platform you chose – this is where students can browse available back issues or search within the publication.

Entry in S U Libraries Journal Locator showing databases that contain the journal entitled victorian literature and culture

4. For example, clicking on JSTOR opens the JSTOR homepage for back issues of the journal, Victorian Literature and Culture – covering 1997 thru 2012.

homepage for the journal victorian literature and culture in the J STOR database

5. Copy the URL of the homepage for the journal from the address bar.

U R L for the journal victorian literature and culture displayed in a browser menu bar

6. You will see that the library's proxy address prefix does NOT appear in the URL – so the next step when embedding that URL into your course management system or other course website is to include that proxy prefix at the beginning of your link.

 

7. You need to ADD the proxy prefix, inserting it before the journal link URL:

http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=

 

8. There should be no space between the = (equals sign) and the http:// of the journal link.  The full link for this particular example will look like this when it is completed: https://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/journal/victlitcult

ANOTHER EXAMPLE - USING THE SAME JOURNAL BUT ACCESSED ON A DIFFERENT DATABASE PLATFORM
Alternatively, if at step 3 in the example above you did not select JSTOR, but instead, selected the link to Cambridge Journals, which contains back issues for 1997 thru the present - the permalinking process is similar.  Again, you would manually add the SU proxy prefix to the URL for the journal's homepage. as accessed by the Library's Journals List.

Home page in the cambridge journals collection for the journal entitled victorian literature and culture

1. For example, you would add the proxy prefix http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url= to the URL for the journal you see in the browser window, which in this example is https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/victorian-literature-and-culture [be sure you arrive at the page via the Library's journals list and not via a general Google search]

 

2. The full link for this example will look like this when it is completed:  https://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/victorian-literature-and-culture