Linking databases from your library's website

Linking databases from your library's website


All EBSCOhost Databases
     Academic Search Premier
     Alt HealthWatch
     Biography Reference Bank
     Business Source Premier
     Computer Source
     Consumer Health Complete
     Explora for Educators
     Explora Primary School
     Explora Public Libraries
     Explora Secondary School
     Health Source:
     Consumer Edition
     Health Source:
     Nursing/Academic Edition
     Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
     Home Improvement Reference Center
     Literary Reference Center
     MAS Ultra - School Edition
     MASTERFILE Premier
     Middle Search Plus
     Newspaper Source
     Points of View Reference
     Professional Development
     Psychology and Behavioral
     Sciences Collection
     Religion and Philosophy
     Science Reference Center
     Small Business Reference Center
     Vocational and Career
African American Heritage
American & English Literature
Ancestry Library Edition
Chilton Library
Fold3 Library Edition
Gale In Context: Elementary
(formerly Kids InfoBits)
Heritage Quest
LinkedIn Learning
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Transparent Languages
Very Short Introductions
World Book
World Book Advanced
World Book Early World of Learning
World Book French
World Book Kids
World Book Spanish (Banco de Contenidos aulaPlaneta)
World Book Student
World Book Student-Spanish (Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallzazgos)
World Book Timelines


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OPLIN can provide remote access to nearly any subscription database a library purchases. 

EZproxy / IP Authentication

OPLIN hosts an EZproxy instance for every Ohio library. Library patrons can gain remote access to databases using their library card and PIN. To get started, email with the database title and starting point URL. We'll respond with your proxy IP to provide the vendor, and an authentication URL to publish on your website. 
Examples: NoveList, Gale Legal Forms, NewsBank, ConsumerReports, Morningstar, etc

SIP2 / PatronAPI Authentication

OPLIN offers Mask, a secure API compatible with SIP2 and PatronAPI authentication. To authenticate databases that support SIP2 or PatronAPI, email, and provide us with your vendor's authenticaiton intake form. We'll respond with the authentication portion completed for compatibility between OPLIN Mask and your vendor.
Examples: Hoopla, OverDrive, Kanopy, Freegal, etc 

Password Protected Link

Some subscriptions require that libraries publish a password-protected link. OPLIN can support this requirement by providing a non-proxied landing page that requires patrons to input library card and PIN before gaining access to the link. Email with the database name and secret link, and we'll reply with an authentication URL to publish on your website. 
Examples: Wall Street Journal, etc

OPLIN provides database authentication support. Contact the OPLIN Support Center.


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