Answered By: Matt Stevons
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021     Views: 47

O'Reilly allows direct links to content for easy access later. However, for the links to work with our authentication system, they need a minor edit.  After accessing O'Reilly from the Library's Databases A-Z list or other guide and copying the URL from your browser's address bar, add the following to the end of the URL:

?ar&orpq&email=^u

For example, this link copied from the address bar...

https://learning-oreilly-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/library/view/the-power-of/9780071823937/

...would become:

https://learning-oreilly-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/library/view/the-power-of/9780071823937/?ar&orpq&email=^u

In our testing this hasn't been necessary, but to be extra sure the link goes through the library's proxy service, you can add the proxy prefix "https://libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login?url=" to the beginning of the URL, creating:

https://libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login?url=https://learning-oreilly-com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/library/view/the-power-of/9780071823937/?ar&orpq&email=^u

To help form links, you can copy a URL from O'Reilly into the box below and see a properly formatted link you can then bookmark or copy elsewhere.

 



 

Copy the link below to access the title later:


The new link will appear here after clicking the "Reformat Link" button

 

 

 

One final note for faculty and curriculum developers: O'Reilly for Higher Education supports our curriculum and goals of preparing students for future careers and lifelong learning and as such you are encouraged to link to relevant content in the curriculum. However, please note O'Reilly is a subscription similar to Netflix, where content can come and go over time. It is a best practice to not link to just one book as a primary text if it is used in the majority of assignments, in these cases you should use VitalSource or the bookstore instead.

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