As of January 31, 2024, Ely Library has a new off-campus authentication service provider.
Direct links to articles, journals, eBooks, databases, streaming content, and other resources licensed by Ely Library with the prefix https://scroll.lib.westfield.ma.edu/login?url= will no longer connect from off-campus.
What is an EZproxy prefix? The EZproxy prefix appears in the URL of a direct link to articles, eBooks, and other resources licensed by Ely Library. Although it is called a "prefix" it does not always appear at the beginning of the URL. When the link is clicked on, the EZproxy prefix opens a login screen so the resource can be access from off-campus.
What do you need to do?
Check your links to library materials, such as links posted in PLATO, to ensure that they connect to the right resource, especially if you are duplicating course material from previous years. Links should include the NEW prefix. Although it is called a "prefix" it does not always appear at the beginning of the URL. After updating a link, we strongly recommend clicking on it to make sure that it is working as expected. Please do not add a prefix to any URLs that currently do not have a prefix.
Questions or need help making changes? We are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact the library for assistance.
As of January 2, 2024, links generated by the library's AZ Database list, Journal Titles AZ, and from Ely Library's QuickSearch are using the new EZproxy configuration, and do not require additional modification.
In order to create a new link:
This option will work for all resources, no exceptions.
To manually update a link, you can replace the old EZproxy prefix with the new one to regain access.
Below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to update the EZproxy prefix using a JSTOR link as an example, but the same concept will work across links using a proxy prefix.
This option will work for many of the library's resources with several exceptions.
The following exceptions must use Option 1: Create a new link from the library's website, as the entire URL has changed.
The following databases have undergone significant name changes, and has been updated on the library's AZ list.
The old names will remain on the library's AZ list as an "alternate name" to help reduce potential for confusion.
ProQuest National Newspapers Premier AND ProQuest Newsstand have been combined into one product by ProQuest.
These combined databases are now called: ProQuest U.S. Newsstream