Linking to Articles in UDM Subscription Databases
To fix a link so it works both on and off campus, you’ll need to start with the article’s on-campus address. Then, add the following text to the beginning of the database link:
This should work for links to any UDM database/e-book subscription with the exception of databases that require additional login information such as MeL, provided you start with an on campus address.
For clarity, I’m going to use a Sage Journals article to demonstrate.
On campus, the address of the article I want to link to is:
This url will work for folks on campus, but not for folks off campus. However, when we add the above to the start of the url, we get a link that will work whether you are on or off campus:
Note: If you get a 404 error or the link does not work, make sure there are no spaces in the link and that “http://” or “https://” appears immediately after the equals sign. If necessary, add “http://” to any link that doesn’t start with it already.