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Link Directly to Online Articles, Ebooks, & More: How It's Done-Canvas

Basic Steps

The Library employs EZproxy® software, which allows current UW-W students, faculty, and staff to access Library resources from off-campus, but restricts access by others, thereby helping Andersen Library comply with copyright restrictions and licensing agreements. When the EZproxy prefix is added to a URL faculty, staff, and students can get to the page being linked to from virtually anywhere. Without the coding, the link will only work on campus.


  1. URL:,uid&db=a9h&AN=2043966&site=ehost-live&scope=site


  2. ADD:


  3. USE:,uid&db=a9h&AN=2043966&site=ehost-live&scope=site


  4. TYPE: the title of the reading, other citation information, and the updated URL into the desired page in Canvas

Video Tutorial

To see a video on locating stable, direct, or permanent links in EbscoHost and ProQuest, please go to this Finding Permalinks in Library Databases tutorial.

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