Create Links to UC-Licensed Resources

To avoid potential violation of copyright law, you should add links to articles and book chapters in your CLE course. If you want to create links to UC-licensed resources, such as articles that are behind a paywall and require MyAccess credentials to access, you can use the tool below to generate proper links to be placed on your site (aka EZProxy). 

The newly generated link will require a user to log in using MyAccess if they are not on the UCSF network. If they are on the network it will simply open the article.


A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when an article is published and made available electronically. DOIs are routinely displayed with the citation on most publisher and database sites, like in this example: DOI within a citation

What about ebooks and databases?

The link generator can also be used with links to ebooks, book chapters, databases, etc. Any library-licensed resource that has a direct link can be handled this way.


There may be some occasions where this will not work, but they are rare. Types of articles where there may be problems include some ePubs ahead of print, articles in journal supplements, or articles where the full text is bundled into a database.

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