Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 515

Many databases allow you create permalinks (AKA permanent links) for searches which can then be shared with others at Western by prompting them to log in to get subscription access. With ProQuest this can be done, but requires an extra step. First you need to retrieve the link to the search you want to share, then you have to add the WWU Libraries proxy URL in front of it to direct access through our subscriptions. This is particularly important for off-campus access.

Retrieve the search URL

1) To do this you need to conduct a search or series of searches first.

2) Then click on Recent searches.

3) Find the search result you want to link to and under Actions choose Get link.

Add the proxy

Now you will want to add the following proxy URL, which will direct the search through WWU Libraries ProQuest subscriptions, to the front of the search URL: http://ezproxy.library.wwu.edu/login?url=

An example search URL should look something like this: http://ezproxy.library.wwu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/search/756454?accountid=15006

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