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New UCF Integrated Library System -- Primo

This guide includes information about the new next-generation Integrated Library System which is active for the UCF Libraries as of July 13, 2021.

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Using the OpenAthens Link Generator

  1. Go to UCF's OpenAthens Link Generator
  1. Paste the link into the form.
  2. Use the suggested link in your browser.
  3. Login with your NID and password on the UCF Federated ID Login.

If access still does not work, it may be that UCF does not subscribe to the content. Report a problem if you think the access should work or if you need further help.

Many existing links will break

  • Existing links to books, videos, and journal titles need to be updated to the new system, including:
    • Library Catalog links
    • QuickSearch links
    • Canvas links created using the EBSCO tool
  • July 13, 2021 -- Primo becomes the active system.
    • Many new links will not become available until July 13th
    • Old links will no longer provide current status after July 9th and will break in September.
    • Your subject librarian can identify which links can be updated prior to July 13th
  • Don't rely on the Canvas link checker to catch the broken links. If you are creating a new course for the fall semester using the Canvas tool to migrate content from a previous semester, the link checker won't detect the problems because the links will not break until the end of September.

Contact Subject Librarian

Contact your subject librarian as soon as possible so that we can begin the process of updating links.

Inventory all of the links you have in your syllabi and Canvas course pages so that we can identify which links will need to be updated.

Some examples of the types of links which need to be updated are those which include the following strings within the URLs:

  • ...https://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/...
  • ...https://eds.b.ebscohost.com/...
  • ...https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edspub&site=pfi-live&scope=site...
  • ...https://login.ezproxy.library.ucf.edu/...

This is not a comprehensive list of examples. If you send us lists of all the library resources to which you are linking then we will review them all to determine which ones need to be updated.

Fixing Links

You can contact your subject librarian for assistance in fixing links. This "Fixing Links" pdf provides some specific examples for various databases.

Able to log into WebCourses but not the Library?

If you can log in to WebCourses but not into Library Accounts, try these steps:

  1. Wait at least 20 minutes since your last login attempt
  2. Close and reopen your browser to clear out session cookies (or use the browser option to clear cookies if you are familiar with it)
  3. Type your NID password into Notepad or some other tool where you can see what you typed and verify that it is correct
  4. Use CTRL C to copy the password
  5. Go to this link to log in https://login.openathens.net/auth/ucf.edu/o/71616989?t=https://library.ucf.edu/my-account/openathens-access/ 
  6. Enter your NID and use CTRL V to paste in the password

Link asks you to pay or login for access?

If the link takes you to the publisher web site but asks you to pay or to login for access:

  • Use OpenAthens to login to signal to the publisher that you are a UCF student or employee so they will give you access to the content the UCF Libraries has paid for.
  • Add UCF's OpenAthens login by pasting the rest of the URL into the OpenAthens Link Generator

Site Unavailable via EZproxy

If the link asks you to login and then goes to an EZproxy page that says Site Unavailable via EZproxy:

  • Remove EZproxy and add OpenAthens

The UCF Libraries switched from EZproxy to OpenAthens as our service for logins to online library content. EZproxy was our service for off-campus login for many years, so you may find links that still try to use it.

  1. Remove the first portion of the link that sends the connection through EZproxy, such as:
    https://login.ezproxy.library.ucf.edu/login?url=
    https://login.ezproxy.nt.ucf.edu/login?url=
  2. Add UCF's OpenAthens login by pasting the rest of the URL into the OpenAthens Link Generator

Warning that "Your connection is not private"

If the link shows a warning that says Your connection is not private:

Modern sites and services use https to encrypt and secure connections. The links will start with https:// and they will check for current security certificates for sites. Old links that start with http:// (not secured), and sites that do not have current security certificates will trigger the warning. UCF's old EZproxy links do not have a current certificate and will trigger the warning.

  1. Remove the first portion of the link that sends the connection through EZproxy, such as:
    https://login.ezproxy.library.ucf.edu/login?url=
    https://login.ezproxy.nt.ucf.edu/login?url=
  2. Add UCF's OpenAthens login by pasting the rest of the URL into the OpenAthens Link Generator

NOTE: Other sites may trigger the warning if they have out of date security policies. If you are confident that the site is secure, you can click the Advanced button to proceed with an unencrypted connection.

Example message: