To create links to online library resources on web pages or in MyLearningSpace, pick one of the options below. If you try to create links using other methods, the links will not work off campus and may not work at all. If you aren't creating links to library resources and are simply having trouble accessing them, go to Troubleshooting off-campus access problems.
For course readings: using Ares
How it works
Instructors supply the resources, the Library creates the links, and Ares will display in MyLearningSpace with links to the readings. We strongly recommend this option for easy access to student course readings.
Creating Links Yourself (Direct Linking)
How it works
You create individual links to online Library resources on your web page or in MyLearningSpace.
- Warning: MyLearningSpace link fields are currently truncating very long links. If one or more of your links do not work properly in MyLearningSpace, you may need to shorten your URLs through a service such as bitly.com
Link to a database
To link to a database or search tool, direct users to the library's resource page for the database (e.g., http://library.wlu.ca/research-materials/databases/weboscience). Clicking on "connect to resource" will direct people who are off campus to the network login screen.
Link to a journal or article
- Find the url and paste it into the Article Linker to get a proxied url that works off-campus
- Instructions for the Article Linker
Link to Omni/Library catalogue records
Other library resources (e.g. ebooks, streaming video or music)
- Find the persistent url for the resource, and paste it into the Other Library resources linker to get a proxied url that works off-campus
- Locating persistent urls
If you have questions or need help linking to Library resources, please ask us.