Proxy Link Builder

Main Content

Use this resource to create links to Duke-licensed electronic resources that can be used from any location with an internet connection and a valid Duke NetID/password. This link builder will provide easy access to subscription-based resources like HeinOnline, JSTOR, or EBSCO. Embed these links in syllabi, link them from your course's Sakai Resource page, or include them in group handouts.

To build a proxy link:

  1. Search the e-journals listing/online catalog to locate the source in a database.
  2. Identify the permalink to the desired article/chapter/opinion/etc.
  3. Copy/paste it into the box below.

Input URL:


  1. Copy the resulting URL above. Test the link by opening in a new tab/window. Make the sure the link takes you to the document you want to use.

Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law

  • To build links for LexisNexis resources, go to LexisNexis Link Builder. Options to copy a permanent link to a document or search results screen can also be found under Actions > Link to this page.
  • To build links for Westlaw resources, go to Westlaw Link Creator. The button labeled "Copy link" will also copy a permanent link to a document or search results screen.
  • Bloomberg Law resource links are stable, and can be copied/pasted from the browser address bar.

Open Access Sources

Remember, it is not necessary to build Duke proxy links for articles in SSRN, BePress, or other open access resources.


Questions about using the link builder? Please Ask a Librarian.