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Linking to Articles, E-Books, and Videos: For Faculty: Linking in Laulima

How to create a link to articles and other content from library research databases.

Special Proxy Prefix for Laulima

For faculty creating links to library resources inside Laulima course sites for Leeward CC courses, we have a special proxy prefix that will allow students to access those resources without  having to log in again after they have logged in to Laulima. This is possible because a student needs to be registered in a class in order to have access to the Laulima course site, so it's not necessary to have them log in again to prove that they are a current student.

Instead of the regular proxy prefix, use this prefix instead:

If the stable link came from a database that automatically adds our regular prefix (, you will have to remove it and replace it with prefix above. Note that when replacing the regular prefix, you have to remove everything up to and including the equals (=) sign.


The Record URL for a Films on Demand video that's shown when you click on "Embed/Link" is given as:

To use it in Laulima, remove the regular prefix and replace it with the Laulima prefix:

Links to articles in JSTOR are given without the proxy prefix. Add the Laulima proxy prefix in front of it.

Laulima links to popular library research databases (contact us for others):

  • EBSCOhost (all):
  • EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete:
  • EBSCOhost Masterfile Complete:
  • ProQuest US West Newsstream:
  • Credo Reference:
  • Issues & Controversies:
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context:

Note – When adding a link to a Laulima Lessons page, you can omit the hostname and use the prefix /libproxy/lee/?

Use of this special prefix is optional The regular one will still work in Laulima. This just makes it a little easier for your students.

Below are instructions for embedding streaming video players in various parts of a Laulima site. Special thanks to Kenwrick Chan for providing these instructions.

To Add a Link to the Left Menubar

Click on Site Info->Manage Tools->from the list off available tools scroll down then select the checkbox for "Web Content", then click on the "Continue" button.  Enter your info.

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Click on the "Continue" button the follow the dialog box path to add that link.  Your results should be similar to this:

Screenshot of web content shown in a Laulima screen

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To Add a Web Link in Resources

In Resources select "Add Web Links (URLs)"

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When the next page is presented, enter your URL and Website Name, then click on the "Add Web Links Now" button.

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You'll see the results in the Resource tool.

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Clicking on the resulting link will open up your content in a new window. If you click on the checkbox to select that file and in the "Actions" drop down menu bar select "Edit Details", you'll see the following options where you can tailor selective release and other various options.

Screenshot of Laulima Edit Details screen

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Displaying on a Lessons Page

In Lessons choose to option to "Embed content on page".

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On the resulting page enter your URL, then click on the "Save" button. Here we're using the Films on Demand example URL from the box above.

Note – If you have an iframe embedding code, do not enter the whole string. Use only the URL, after you substitute the prefix as directed in the box above.

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The resulting page will look similar to this. Laulima will make it's first attempt to try to display your content on the page.

Screenshot showing that the content failed to embed into the page

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It doesn't display so click on "Try other alternative" . It attempts to display your URL in an iFrame.

Screenshot showing the video player visible in the editing screen

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If you see the iFrame, click on the "Save" button to continue. The resulting page with Lessons displaying your results should look similar to this:

Lesson page with video player embedded

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