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Rose Library - Cleveland Community College

Linking to the Rose Library's Online Resources

Off-Campus Instructions

This page will show you how to link to Rose Library's online content if you are accessing that content from off-campus. If you are accessing our online content from on-campus, please see the On-Campus Instructions.

If you have any problems setting up a link, contact Leslie Queen at 704-669-4058 or at to set up an appointment for a one-on-one walkthrough.

Step 1: Find the Static URL

After you find an article, eBook, or video that you would like to use in your course, the first step is finding that article's or eBook's static or stable URL. Databases are in a constant state of flux; information comes in and out on a daily basis. As a result, you cannot depend on URL from the address bar. It is dynamic, meaning it will change frequently with the flux of information. If you pull the dynamic URL from the address bar, you run the risk of the link breaking in as little as a few hours.

Static or stable URLs are often found in the main toolbar that accompanies an article, eBook, or video though that will vary by vendor. Many times they are often called something other than the static or stable URL.


In Proquest databases, the stable URL is found in the Indexing (details) section at the bottom of the article, simply titled Document URL.


In EBSCO databases (including eBooks collections), the stable URL is referred to as a Permalink and is found in the article or eBook's toolbar, located to the left.


In Gale databases the stable URL is referred to as a Bookmark and is found above the article, next to the Advanced Search option.

Films on Demand

In Films on Demand, the static/stable URL is listed under the video as Title or Segment URL. 

Step 2: Verify the Base URL Proxy Is in Place

Once you have located the static/stable URL, your second step is to verify the base proxy URL is embedding in the link.

Resources purchased by the Rose Library are only accessible to our students, faculty, and staff. If you are on campus, you are able to use our resources by way of IP recognition. However, as you know, if you are off-campus, you are required to authentic using your seven digit ID number. 

Because you are accessing the content from off-campus, in most cases the base proxy URL for authentication is already built into your static/stable URL. 

The base proxy URL is as follows:


Please check your existing link for parts or all of this URL. Please be aware it may not look exactly like the base proxy URL, but will be close.

Once you have verified it is embedded, your link is complete.

Please Note: If it is not already in the link, you will need to add it to the beginning of your static/stable URL like below.