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Faculty Library Guide

Orientation and Resources for Faculty at the University of Winnipeg

Library in Nexus

Instructors can also link to the library's electronic resources in their Nexus course pages. This will place important readings directly in context with the course.

For assistance with the Nexus Learning Management System, contact the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).

Linking to Electronic Resources

Access to most electronic resources must be proxy authenticated through the library's proxy server (EZProxy). This proxy rewrites URLs to give authorized users access to the library's subscriptions. To enable off-campus access, the URL must be prepended with the following address:

So, for example, the URL of an article in Jstor becomes:

On-campus access will remain uninterrupted, but students and faculty accessing from off-campus will be prompted to enter their Campus (WebAdvisor) username and password.

Note: some databases will offer features to create Durable, Persistent, or Perma-Links.

Integrating into Nexus

You can create direct, durable links to the library's electronic resources in the Course Builder section of Nexus

Get the link from the database. The example below is from Proquest.

Proquest Copy Link

Once added to the course content, the article will appear directly in the content area of your Nexus course site. Note: Some databases will require you to link to a bibliographic record. Once there, the students will need to choose the Full-text option.

Linked Article in Nexus Course Content


Databases Terms of Use