As more and more of the library's resources go online, it is important that the correct links to the resources be provided to the students so that access will not be denied. Whether you link to a resources from MyRCC or a website, an EZproxy prefix must be put into the link to access restricted resources off campus.
Ezproxy is a web proxy server that the library uses to allow access to restricted resources like database, ebooks and streaming video. When a student clicks on a link from off-campus, a webpage asks for the user's library barcode. Ezproxy authenticates the barcode and allows access to the resource.
What does the EZproxy prefix look Like?
You should use the EZproxy prefix to link to library resources that need authorization off campus. The prefix can be used in MyRCC and anywhere else you would put a link, like a word document or a PDF.
Some types of resources that need the EZproxy prefix are:
Please do not hesitate to contact library staff if you have any problem linking to the library's resources.
If you want to link to a resource and allow it to be accessible off campus, you must inlude the EZproxy prefix.
(Note: This is a fictitious link, it does not work.)
If the resource's link is:
You would put the EZproxy prefix (http://ezproxyrcc.helmlib.org/login?url=) in front of the database address like this:
Kanopy is a little different than the other vendors and is like Ebook central. It assumes that we have a EZproxy server and therefore does not need the EZproxy prefix included in the link (although it does not hurt to put the EZproxy prefix in the link as it will still work). So it is very simple to copy the link. Just copy the link.