When using content from the library catalog, library databases, or content that is open access, make sure you're using accessible links. If there is no access through the library or in the open, use Interlibrary Loan.
When linking content from a library database, make sure you use a stable URL rather than the url in the address bar.
Persistent Links show up in various places, depending on the database, for instance, in EBSCO databases, the stable URL, also known as a permalink, shows up on the sidebar of the article record:
JSTOR functions differently than EBSCO databases:
You may also encounter articles on JSTOR that require downloading before they can be read - once downloaded, the PDFs can still be shared via Moodle, Google Classroom, or email.
The stable URL is also known as a document URL, persistent URL, persistent link, PURL, permalink, durable link/URL, or stable link/URL.
To ensure that links are available for use off-campus, add the following prefix to the link: http://outside.transy.edu/login?url=
.For Example: http://outside.transy.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/41427170
The proxy prefix will route any off-campus user to Transy single-sign-in.
Occasionally issues may keep you from accessing electronic resources. Some things you can try to troubleshoot the problem:
If you continue to experience database connection problems, please contact email@example.com. Please provide as much information as you can, including the name of your browser, the database you are trying to connect to, and any error messages you may be seeing. If possible, take a screenshot.
Guide template and various resources copied, with permission, from E.H. Little Library, Davidson College