Answered By: Rachel Lerner
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2021     Views: 724

Sharing the links to library databases is not as easy as copying and pasting the URL from your internet browser. In order for students and faculty to be able to access our materials from off-campus, we pass our links through a proxy; this ensures that only those who are affiliated with QU can access our databases. 

If you would like to link to a library database, an e-book, or other library resources in your course materials, you can use the proxy generator below to create a link that will allow your students to view library materials from home.

If you have additional questions or just need help, please feel free to contact the library.  

  • The link must be a stable, persistent link.
  • You do not need to add the proxy to freely available sites (such as Google) or links that already begin with

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:


2. Click the "Create link" button:


3. Copy and use the resulting link:


4. Clear the form to make another link:


Notes: JavaScript must be enabled in your browser in order to use this tool. Here's how to enable javascript in Internet Explorer.  It is automatically enabled in FireFox. If you encounter any problems with this tool, please contact the Arnold Bernhard Library or the Netter Health Sciences Library.

Form modified from Georgia State University's GSU Proxy Link Generator.  I was unable to locate the original creator of the form.  If the original creator discovers this and wishes to be acknowledged, please contact Cecilia Dalzell.

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