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.


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.

  1. Conduct your search
  2. In the list of search results, click on the article title
  3. Scroll to the end of the article record
  4. Below the Indexing (document details) you will find the Document URL
  5. Copy the Document URL
  6. Paste the Document URL in your document

    Option 1:

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