-Off-Campus Access & OpenAthens-
The easiest way to access and share electronic library resources from off-campus is to use the library website (see the sections below for how best to do this). You will be prompted to sign in using your ARTIC login when you connect to a database, ejournal, article, ebook, streaming video, etc. through this method. We use a product called OpenAthens (which replaced EZProxy in June 2021) to create these connections. If you have an existing link that contains ‘proxy.artic.edu’ you will need to change it to an OpenAthens link. See instructions for "Linking to ebooks, ejournals, articles" below.
Permalinks are the easiest way to link to library resources in Canvas, reading lists, websites, and email. A permalink is a URL or web address that will consistently point to a specific library resource such as an article, ebook, ejournal, streaming video, database, or record in a database.
Why use permalinks:
-Linking to Ebooks, Ejournals, Articles-
Start from the Library homepage and use the Library Search box to search for the resource. (See our How to Find Resources guide for instructions on using library resources by type.) After you find the resource you need, click on the name to see the description. Look for the Permalink button under the resource's information, click and copy.
If you are searching within a library database and want to link to a database record for an article or book, look for a permalink, stable URL, or a share link. Most databases provide a link that will bring you back to the record in the database.
-Linking to Streaming Video-
Below are details for linking to specific streaming video services and databases.
Share or Embed link
OpenAthens Link Generator
Flaxman Catalog Permalink
-Linking to Databases-
On the Databases A-Z list, click on the Share icon to the right of the database name and use the URL that appears in the popup window. This URL will connect you (or others with the ARTIC login if you are sharing the link) from off campus.
-Manually Creating OpenAthens Links Directly to Resources-
We highly recommend just sharing the permalink to the library resource through the method above for the easiest experience. However you can manually create an OpenAthens link, but only if:
Use the OpenAthens Link Generator to direct links to articles in JSTOR and ProjectMUSE. These databases provide short links to content that requires a way to identify your college library.
If you have an older link that includes "proxy.artic.edu" in the URL, you would need to get the URL from the database or e-resource without that phrase before creating an OpenAthens enabled (athenized) link. If you have questions about the best link to use, please email us at email@example.com.
-Databases that do not use the OpenAthens in the URL-
The databases listed below use OpenAthens to connect you to resources available through the library; however, “openathens” does not appear in the URL. Creating URLs directly to resources inside of these databases will not work with the OpenAthens Link Generator. It is still easiest to share resource links using the methods outlined in the “Linking to Electronic Library Resources” section of this page.
However, if you would like to create a direct link to resources in the databases below, the easiest method is to look for a Permalink, stable URL, or share link inside of the database itself (remember never to use the link in the address bar of your browser). You can also manually create links, but this can be more complicated. The table below provides the steps required to manually create shareable links should you choose to pursue that option instead.
|Platform||Steps Needed||Example URL|
when URL begins with "search.ebscohost.com"
|Remove any existing "authtype" or "custid".
Replace it with "&authtype=ip,shib&custid=s6661217”
|Gale||URL should include "flaxman"||https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/flaxman?db=NGMA|
|Kanopy||URL should include "saic"||https://saic.kanopy.com/|
when URL begins with "search.proquest.com"
|URL should include "?accountid=26320"||https://search.proquest.com/usmajordailies/advanced?accountid=26320|
|ProQuest Ebook Central||You should use the Permalink from the Library Search box||https://i-share-sai.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CARLI_SAI/1749spm/alma9937270908605886
Translates to this URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/saic/detail.action?docID=6284413
-Alternative Login Screens-
If you have followed a link and are not already signed into a Flaxman Library resource, you can still log into library resources by finding SAIC through the OpenAthens login screen.
-Using OpenAthens on Publisher Sites-
On many publisher websites, you will see a Login button. Log in using the Institutional Login or OpenAthens Login (wording will vary by publisher), select School of the Art Institute of Chicago from the institution list and login with your ARTIC username and password. If you are asked to select a federation, please select OpenAthens Federation.