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Faculty Resources & Services

Library resources, information and services for the CIA Faculty.

How to Enable Off-Campus Access

Electronic resources provided by the Library are accessible from off-campus using EZproxy authentication software (learn more from OCLC.)  

When patrons link to a database, ebook or ejournal, they are prompted to enter their username & password, which is the same CIA single login used for email, Moodle and MainMenu.

To create a link to a resource enabling EZproxy, we attach a prefix to the url of the website.

The CIA EZproxy prefix is:

http://ciachef.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

For example:

To create a link to the EBSCO eBooks Collection, take the URL for the database:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Place the EZproxy prefix in front of the URL:

http://ciachef.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=nlebk

Then add that URL to any webpage or Moodle course page and you can link to the database with off-campus access.

Creating Links for Databases & eJournals

The simplest way to add a link to a Library Database or eJournal is to copy the link from a Library webpage,
e.g. Articles & Databases or Research Guides.

This will ensure the link is correct and includes the EZproxy prefix.

We can also create customized database links, such as a direct link to the Advanced Search pages, or combine multiple databases to cross-search (within a vendor platform, GALE, EBSCO, Proquest.) 

For example, if you want students to search both Culinary Arts Collection and Hospitality,Tourism & Leisure Complete with one search, we can create a custom link.

Creating Links to Articles in Databases

To link to a specific article, you need a permanent link and the EZproxy prefix. 

EZproxy prefix is http://ciachef.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

Each database has different methods for providing the permanent link.

  • Proquest 
    • Click on article title to view full record
    • Click on tab Abstract/Details
    • Scroll down to Document URL
    • Copy url, attach EZproxy prefix, paste
  • EBSCO
    • Click on article title to view full record
    • Under Tools (on right side of page) click permalink‚Äč
    • Copy url, attach EZproxy prefix, paste
  • GALE
    • Click on article title to view full record
    • Scroll down to bottom of article
    • The permanent url is within the Source Citation
    • Note: the EZproxy prefix is already attached, (the url starts with ciachef)

Creating Links to eBooks

EZproxy prefix is http://ciachef.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    • Click on title of book
    • Under Tools (on right side of page) click permalink‚Äč
    • Copy url, attach EZproxy prefix, paste
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
    • Click on title of book
    • On left side of page, click Share Link to Book
    • Copy url, attach EZproxy prefix, paste

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