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Online Teaching Library Toolbox: Engage Library Tools

Library Instruction for Online Classes

We offer Basic and Advanced library instruction for online classes. For more information, please see our Instruction page.

Library Persistent Links

Off-campus access to subscription databases requires authentication through a proxy. Simply copying the URL from the address bar may not work for your students. You will need to use a proxied persistent link that will ask students to log in if they're off-campus. To generate persistent links to articles, eBooks, and streaming videos, use our Persistent Link Builder.

When you access library database content from off-campus, you'll be prompted to sign in using your BenU network credentials (the same username and password that you use to access MyBenU). You have to change your BenU network credentials every 180 days, so your password is probably different from your Engage password. To reset your BenU network credentials, use the password reset links on the University's Account Login page.

Copyright & Fair Use

  Permissible Amount
  • Link to full text when available.
  • Copy 10% or 1,000 words of entire text.
  • Link to full text through the Library.
  • Copy 10% or 1,000 words of entire text.
  • Link to or stream online audio when available.
  • Limit replication of song lyrics, sheet music, music and video to 10% or 30 seconds.
  • Link to streaming online video when available. Check the Library’s streaming video collection.
  • Use 3 minutes or 10% of total work, whichever is less.
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is only general information and must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.

Library Quick Links

Find library quick links in the Library Resources box found in the right column of every Engage course homepage.

library resources box


For assistance, please contact your liaison librarian.


Kindlon Hall
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050


Gillett Hall
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514