Off-Campus Access to WPI Library Resources

This guide will help WPI users access the library's subscribed content from anywhere there is internet access.

Using EZproxy to embed library resources into Canvas or other WPI course sites

Providing access to library subscribed materials through Canvas learning management system or other instructor websites requires that site builders add the EZproxy prefix to any links to library materials.

WPI's EZproxy prefix is: http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login?url=

A scenario in which you might use the prefix is as follows:

You have found an article published by Wiley that you would like to embed in your course site so that all students will have easy access to it.  

Gegear, R. J., Burns, R. and Swoboda-Bhattarai, K. A. (2017), “Hummingbird” floral traits interact synergistically to discourage visitation by bumble bee foragers. Ecology, 98: 489–499. 

The link to the article is http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1661/full

In order for your off campus students to a be able to access the full text directly from your site you would need to append the link by adding the EZproxy prefix as follows:

http://ezproxy.wpi.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecy.1661/full

If you are in need of assistance in linking library materials into your course site, please Ask Us!