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Teaching with E-resources

This guide is meant to help faculty with using electronic library resources and integrating them into their course shells (in Blackboard). It covers how to find persistent links, proxy links, and copyright information related teaching.

What is a proxy link?

When linking to an article or an e-book in your online course, you must always add the proxy server address of your university to the front of the URL. This will enable students to open the article or the e-book also outside the university network. The proxy link will automatically open a login window, where students enter their university username and password.

CPP Proxy Server Address

Proxy address:

An example of how to create a proxy link:

You take the address listed above as the prefix and then add the link to the database article or page as the suffix. This is an article from the ERIC database with the proxy and the permalink in place:,uid&db=eric&AN=ED603162&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Note! If you are creating a link via remote access outside your university network, you do not have to add the proxy server address - it will automatically be included in the URL.