Other Full-Text Items in Databases
The Libraries has many databases. Some are article indexes (many with attached full-text), but there are also full-text literature sources, newspapers, encyclopedias, and biographical dictionaries. These are found in the Research Databases List or by consulting a subject librarian
Many of OSU Libraries’ online materials are licensed for use by Ohio State users only. In order for all links to work properly on- and off-campus, you'll need to add the proxy string to resource URLs as explained below.
Once you have found the article or database item, look for a stable URL, persistent link, or permalink. Different journals and database platforms present this differently, but some examples are shown below.
Electronic Journal Center:
In addition to using the permalink or stable URL, you must also use the proxy string in front of the URL, which will prompt a user to login if off campus and not already logged in. (Note: If you are logged in through the proxy server, the proxy string might already be present and you may just copy the url.)
Our proxy string is http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=
A sample URL containing the proxy string looks like this:
To add the proxy string to your resource's URL, please use the Off-Campus Linking Tool in the sidebar.
Enter a library resource URL in the box, and the proxy prefix will be added to the URL. e.g. http://www.jstor.org
The new URL will display above the box. Copy & Paste or click it to open in a new window.