EZProxy Library Link Tool - OWL

What is EZProxy

The EZProxy tool in OWL provides a way to securely link to licensed database resources that would otherwise require a separate login to access.

What is the purpose of EZProxy

Western subscribes to a number of online database resources through the Libraries. This tool allows instructors to link to articles contained in these databases directly from an OWL worksite. Student can use the EZProxy link to access the restricted material without requiring the students to log into the external sites

How to use EZProxy

Within your OWL worksite, enable the EZProxy Library Link tool using the 'Site Info' page and clicking on the 'Edit Tools' link. Enter 'Title' on the next page. The EZProxy Library Link tool is added to the left side of your OWL worksite.

Click on the EZProxy Library Link tool at the left to configure the link. Enter the URL to the database resource.

Where to find Support

This tool is centrally supported


For help, you can contact the WTS Helpdesk


Additional information on OWL Email Archive can be found on the OWL Help - EZProxy page.

Security and Privacy

This tool has been formally reviewed by Western’s Technology Risk Assessment Committee

Security and Privacy Flags


  • Application's Terms of Conditions or End User License Agreement poses a risk of binding the institution to an agreement thereby requiring legal counsel to review the application. However, this is mitigated as it has undergone legal review during the Technology Risk Assessment process.

Last Updated: January 22, 2020