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.

Science Direct

Science Direct does provide a persistent URL, but you still have 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 Export link
  4. Select Text in the Export File section
  5. Click Export
  6. A new page will appear with the citation information
  7. Copy the URL. Make sure you do not copy the ( or the ) part of the URL
  8. Paste the URL in your document
  9. Insert the proxy prefix before the http:// in the URL


 The persistent URL, which is part of the citation. It does not however, include the proxy prefix

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