Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2016     Views: 2152

You can access all databases and database content on or off campus. However, if you have saved a page or a link to a page in a database, as you can on an ordinary web site, you won't be able to access later for two reasons:

  • Durable URLs
    The pages you see in databases are not durable links, but temporary pages generated by your search. Once your search session has ended, the URL of any page you viewed will no longer work. 
  • Proxy Server
    The way that databases and their content can be accessed off campus are through a proxy server on campus. In order to make durable links to databases and their content work off campus, a prefix has to be added in front of a URL. 

How can you get around this in EBSCO?
There are several ways. Because the EBSCO search interface can change frequently, we have provided step by step instructions in our How to Use Academic Search Complete guide on the Share Content (see link below) page that we keep updated. The share content instructions in the guide apply to all the EBSCO databases.

Comments (2)

  1. What if there is no alert/save/share next to the search bar?
    by Bryson on Mar 24, 2016.
  2. There is a Share button with a black arrow above the first article result, towards the right. Click that to access a menu. To copy and paste the Persistent link to the search, click in the box with the URL to highlight, then copy and paste it into a document, email, etc. It's the last option in the menu that appears.
    by Erin McDaniel on Mar 28, 2016.

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