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ZTC Ready (Embedding Library Resources in Moodle)

Linking to specific articles

It is possible to link to specific articles within our article indexes. The process differs depending on the database and the platform used by the vendor.

Choose the database and find out how to create the secure link. Can't find the instructions for the database? Contact caroline.daniels@kpu.ca.

Proxy Servers - What They are and Why We Need One

Most of our electronic resources are governed by license agreements which restrict use to Kwantlen Polytechnic University students and employees and to individuals who use library facilities on a walk in basis. In order to ensure that a user is a Kwantlen student or employee, we use a proxy server which prompts the user to enter their unique Kwantlen ID and password. If the ID that is entered is not recognized, the user will not gain access to the resource.

You should not save PDF files of articles and upload them to your Moodle site. Instead, use the linking instructions set out on this guide to create permalinks that automatically direct students to access the resources through our proxy server.

The Kwantlen library uses eZproxy as our proxy server.

  • Our proxy server address is https://ezproxy.kpu.ca:2443/login?url=
  • Some of our vendors (Ebsco, Proquest) automatically add this proxy address at the front of every link you create so you don't need to do anything more. If you find you've created a stable link from a database, but it gives you an error message, check to see if the proxy address is at the front of the link. If not, you may need to add it.

Things might sound complicated, but with a little help, it can be quite easy! Contact caroline.daniels@kpu.ca if you require any clarification.

***Always test your links from off campus***