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Instructor Support

Library services and resources that may be helpful for instructors.

Linking to library resources

computerReusable, stable links can be created to a particular article or publication in many of our Madison College library databases. These links can then be added to a Blackboard course, webpage, library electronic reserves, or email. Linking to articles in library databases also has the advantages of being copyright compliant and cost effective.

Database vendors have various names for their reusable links including: durable links, persistent links, Permalinks, stable URLs, bookmarks, etc.

Note: These resusable links are usually different from the URLs which appear in the browser address bar.

To ensure Off Campus Access: Anyone who uses a durable or persistent link must also have access to the database. Therefore, off-campus users must be authenticated as part of Madison Area Technical College, so our college EZproxy prefix must also be added to the database link.

January 2017 - Security update for ezproxy - https

We've improved security for our EZproxy service that allows authentication for off campus access to library resources. We can now use links that start with https. You'll see our new ezproxy links start with to allow for more secure off campus access. Links with http should still work, but can be updated by adding the "s".

https secure ezproxy login screen capture

If you have any questions, let us know - Call Us (608) 246-6640 or ask a librarian at your campus 

EZ Proxy URL / Link Creator