Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020     Views: 1788

  • DON'T:
    • ‚ÄčCopy-paste from your web browser address bar (technical details below).
    • Create links to the results of a search.
  • DO:

Technical Details - why you should never copy-paste from your address bar:

  • Many vendors (e.g. Ovid and EBSCO) discard the original shareable link you clicked and place in your address bar a disposable, short-lived URL that is locked to only your computer and is unsuitable for sharing.
  • If your computer is located on a TTUHSC campus, your web browser will discard the library's proxy prefix (required for your off-campus students) when you click the original link.

See also:  Easier full text access with LibKey Nomad.