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 https://login.ruby.uhv.edu/login?url=
You may have to add this prefix to your URLs.
ProQuest databases such as Accounting and Tax, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times provide a persistent URL with every article. The proxy prefix should be included in the persistent URL in ProQuest. There are two ways to retrieve the persistent URL.
- Conduct your search
- In the list of search results, click on the article title
- Scroll to the end of the article record
- Below the Indexing (document details) you will find the Document URL
- Copy the Document URL
- Paste the Document URL in your document