Answered By: Paul Landers
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020     Views: 2717

  • NO:
    • ‚ÄčDo not copy-paste from your web browser address bar (technical details below).
    • Do not create links to the results of a search.
  • YES:

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 replace it with a disposable, short-lived URL that is locked to only your computer and breaks when shared.
  • If your computer/tablet/phone is located on a TTUHSC campus or connected to the TTUHSC VPN, your web browser will discard the library's proxy prefix when you click the original link, breaking the link for your off-campus students.

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