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Library Resources for Remote Delivery

Embedding library resources into your online course & Moodle site

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***

VPN, Citrix and Web Access - What You Need to Know!

While working remotely, many KPU employees are using Citric or VPN to connect to their desktop at KPU. There are some limitations when using these resources with KPU Library resources.

  • Connecting through Citrix should work for use of all our resources.
  • Connecting through VPN will not work properly when using our proxied resources such as those found on the Research Database page at https://libguides.kpu.ca/az.php or proxied links found in the catalogue.

To provide for seamless access, best practices is to connect directly to the Library web page at https://www.kpu.ca/library. Almost all the resources found there should work as if you were on campus; in many cases, you will be prompted to login with your KPU username and password (same one you use when you login to the computer at your desk).