Many databases provide direct links that can be used in this way: they may be called stable URLs, persistent links, document links, or permalinks. Whatever the name, the stable URL is what you should look for if you want a properly functioning link--grabbing the code from the navigation bar may not work consistently. That line of code may be a URL, but it can be an un-stable one, particularly if you came upon it when searching within a database.
A stable URL can be used as a shortcut to an article.
When it comes of off-campus access, however, even a stable URL may not be enough. You may have to insert the EZproxy prefix before the stable URL. CBU's EZproxy code is:
The URL should follow the equal sign without any break or spacing--for example:
For instructions specific to each of our subscribed databases, see our page Copyright-friendly E-Reading Lists; we also have a PowerPointTM that walks you through the steps of creating a link.
Some of our subscribed databases include CBU's EZproxy automatically: all the EBSCO databases, Films on Demand, and Vast Academic Videos.