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How do I Link to Databases

Linking to a Subscription Database

You'll find links to the library's subscription databases on the following pages:

You can place a link from your Faculty website, Blackboard course, or MyCCRI Course Home page to the CCRI Library Home page.  Or, you may want to link directly to a subscription database.

If you link directly, copy the database Web address that allows off campus as well as on campus users into the database.  This is an address that validates users by first going to the HELIN proxy server (you'll see 0- ... within the address).

For example, the Web address to use to link to Academic Search Complete is:

When you click on this link from on campus, you will enter the database directly.

From off campus, you will be prompted first for your name and library barcode number.  You and your students will need valid library cards to use subscription resources from off campus.

Database Help

Contact the Reference Department if you need further assistance.

Linking to an Article from a Subscription Database

You can place links from your website or course pages to articles in many of our databases.

Like linking to databases, you'll want to make sure that the Web address includes 0- ... in it so students can view the articles off as well as on campus.

Some databases make the permanent links to copy obvious; others (like the databases listed below) do not or the links may require editing.

EBSCOhost Databases (e.g., Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SocINDEX)
  • You will need to insert 0- ... in the Stable URL provided for the link to work off campus.
  • If you email an article, you will need to insert 0- ... in the link in order to access off campus.


If you have a copy of an article that is not available online, but want to make it available for your students, place the article on electronic reserve.  Contact the Circulation Desk for more information.

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Last Updated: 1/5/15