Proxy Prefix

A proxy prefix should be part of all library database URL's. This prefix allows students and faculty affiliated with the Victoria College or the University of Houston-Victoria free access to the databases.

Without the proxy prefix, users trying to access databases from off-campus will not be recognized by the database vendor as a VC or UHV user.

The proxy prefix is

You may have to add this prefix to your URLs.


The Journals@OVID does provide a persistent URL, however, you still need to add the proxy prefix.

To create a persistent URL, please follow these steps:

  1. Conduct your search
  2. In the list of search results, click on the article title
  3. Click on the Email Jumpstart link above the full text window
  4. A box will appear with the URL
  5. Copy the URL
  6. Paste the URL in your document
  7. Insert the proxy prefix before the http:// in the URL

Screen Shots

The Email Jumpstart link is located above the embedded PDF

The JumpStart URL listed when you click on the Email Jumpstart link.  In order to make this a persistent URL, you must add the proxy prefix

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