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ENGL 102 - English Composition II - Schmidt

Linking to Sources

When citing sources, it is important to choose the correct type of link to provide. In this section, I will help you understand the difference and why you would use each type.

Browser URL

This is the address found in the address bar at the top of your browser. When you are bookmarking or sharing a URL of a normal website, this is fine. However, when you are in the library databases you should NOT use this URL. Databases create temporary URLs so if you try to use it again it won't work. 



This link provides users from the same institution (in our case, HACC) a direct link to the same article with HACC's request to sign in through HACC's system embedded in it. For many institutions, this is called EZproxy. In order to get this link, you will need to look around the database to find their sharing options (it's called many different things). This URL will typically have the phrase ezproxy in the url, and anyone who clicks on it will be taken to the MyHACC login screen. After logging in, they will be redirected to the article you are sharing. If you need help finding this information for your article, please contact a librarian. 

Example from EBSCOhost:


Example from ProQuest: