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Proxy Link Conversion Guide: Proxy Link Converter

The purpose of this guide is to explain the proxy server change and provide a way for the IUN community to easily change any bookmarks, favorites or links before the old server is shut down.


If you have not saved any bookmarks, favorites or links for library electronic resources, such as academic journal articles or databases such as JSTOR or Academic Search Premier, you can disregard this announcement.

The library recently moved to a new proxy server. This server allows our community to access online resources such as databases, electronic books and academic journals from off campus.

As part of this change, the library and campus IT will shut down the old proxy server after the Spring semester. Once the old server is shut down, any bookmarks, favorites or links trying to pass through the old server will no longer work. Please update any bookmarks, favorites or links you may have created before this announcement by May 11th.

If you are a student, faculty or staff member of IU Northwest and cannot access the library's online resources from off campus, please contact the library reference desk.

You can reach a librarian through our Ask a Librarian form, by phone at (219) 980-6582, or by walking in during our open hours.

Proxy Link Converter

Proxy Link Converter

Enter the old link into the "Current link" box below and click on "Convert" to obtain the new link.


Why is the library making this change?

The new server, located in Bloomington, is part of an effort to provide IU students, faculty and staff with all the online resources they should be able to access when they switch to a new campus or take classes on multiple campuses.

The text box is cutting off part of the link.

The full link is in the box, but you need to click inside the box and move the blinking cursor to the right to see the rest of the link.

Why can't the converter change my link?

Due to differences in how the old and new servers format links that pass through them, we cannot convert any links where '' ends with a number other than 2048. You will need to find the article or page again through our Resources A-Z or Resources by Subject guides and create a new bookmark, favorite or link. Please contact a reference librarian if you need assistance.