Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
University of Washington Health Sciences Library


Commonly asked questions from Health Sciences Library users.

How do I create a URL that forces a user to log into the proxy service?

Proxied URLs are useful for sharing links with current UW affiliates who may want to access the resources from off campus.  These proxied URLs provide a means for authentication using a valid UW NetID and password. Creating a link to a course reading in Canvas is one example.

To format a URL that will automatically require the user to log in to the proxy service, prepend to the actual URL. For example: 

The second method is to find the article in the UW Libraries Search, and use the permalink in the catalog record.

Look for this permalink icon found in catalog item record.

Health Sciences Library | 1959 NE Pacific Street, T334 Health Sciences Building, Box 357155, Seattle, WA 98195-7155 USA, 206-543-3390 | Privacy | Terms
CC BY-NC 4.0 Text on this page created by UW Libraries is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Images and video are not included. See details.