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Best Practices for Off-Campus Access to E-resources

When you find an article or book chapter in one of the library's subscription resources and you want to provide that link to students, do not simply copy the address from the browser's address bar. Instead, look for the permanent (sometimes called "durable" or "stable") link on the page. 

In EBSCO database, after you click on the title of an article, look in the right column for Permalink:

In JSTOR, the use the remote access URL displayed below the publication information:

If the site does not offer a permanent link of any kind, and you want to be able to get to one of the Knox subscription resources there are other ways to do that.

1. Search Knox Primo for the item (book, streaming film, journal or magazine article). Use the "Articles and more" or "Everything..." search in Knox Primo. If the item is listed (and not every item will be discoverable this way) a link will be presented and when you click on it you will be asked to authenticate to gain access to the resource. In many cases this will be a direct link to the item, but in some instances, the link may take you to the site where you have to search for the item. 

Note: You can copy the Permalink from Knox Primo and share it with other people from Knox.


2. In some cases, you may be on a site, usually a journal's site, where no permanent links to specific articles are available and you want to share the articles from that site with others from Knox. First, find the best URL on the site--this might be a URL with the DOI in it, or it might be one from the address bar (any URL with a session ID in it is NOT a good URL). Then, go to the OpenAthens Redirector to create a URL that works with our authentication system. Enter "Knox College" as the organization name and put the URL in the box. It will generate a good URL that you can copy and share with others at Knox. 

Linking to Full Text Content in Google Scholar

You can get to the full text of items listed in the results of a Google Scholar search. There are three ways this can happen:

A. The item is freely available to anyone and so Google Scholar will present a link to the item.

B. The item is from a publisher participating in the Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) program. Read about the CASA program and how you can enable it here

C. You have set up library links in your Google Scholar. This allow you to access library subscription materials via Google Scholar's library link. To set this up:

1. Access Google Scholar. Make sure you are logged into any Google app so that it recognizes you when you get to Google Scholar.

2. Click on “Settings” in the left menu.

3. Click on “LibraryLinks”.

4. Search for the name of our library: Knox College.

5. Select the checkbox next to the name, then choose “save”. The name appears as "Knox College - Find It-Knox College". 

Note: If you have previously set up the Knox College library link in Google Scholar, you may need to do it again because the library changed linking systems as part of the library system migration that happened in June 2020.

After viewing results of a search in Google Scholar, links to Knox College subscribed content will appear to the left of an item: