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create a permanent or persistent link to a resource in selected Library databases

General Information:
A permanent or persistent link (URL) to a document in one of our subscription databases allows direct and stable access to that document, because in most cases the URL displayed in your browser is a temporary link.

Why use the persistent link?

  • If you don't use a stable or persistent link you may not be able to find the resources easily again
  • If you use a pdf instead of a persistent link your students will not be able to properly cite their resources
  • If you don't use a persistent link, the Library has no way of measuring resource usage. If a resources has no usage we may cancel it next year.
  • If you don't use a persistent link you may be in violation of the resource user agreement.

Accessing stable links varies by database; follow specific instructions below.

Please copy and paste the stable link into EC Learn for student access.


Instructions for selected databases/database vendors:   

Article Databases

EBSCO databases 
  • Databases include: Academic Search Premier, Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson), Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson), ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, CINAHL with Full Text, Communication & Mass Media Complete, EconLit with Full Text, ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center, European Views of the Americas: 1493–1750, GreenFILE, Humanities International Complete, LISTA, Medline through EBSCO interface, Military & Government Collection, PsycARTICLES, PsychINFO, Regional Business News, and SocINDEX with Full Text 
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document by selecting the document title from the result list. Click on the Permalink option in the right menu to copy the URL that appears in the pop-up box.    

ProQuest Central and ProQuest Newspapers
  • Databases include: ABI/INFORM Complete, Education Journals (ProQuest), Health and Medical Complete, Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Central, ProQuest US Newsstream, Boston Globe (1980–1996), Boston Globe (1997–current), Christian Science Monitor Archive, New York Times Archive, Wall Street Journal Archive, Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition, Wall Street Journal Online Edition, and Washington Post Archive.
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, by selecting the document title from the result list. Copy the Document URL link given at the bottom of the document. 

INFOTRAC/Gale Cengage
  • Databases include: Academic OneFile, Educator's Reference Complete, Expanded Academic ASAP, Gale Biography in Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General OneFile, and Communication & Mass Media Complete.
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document, by selecting the document title from the result list. Select Bookmark this document from the Tools options on the right and, then, Copy the Bookmark URL. 
JSTOR
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the document by selecting on the document title from the result list.  Copy the link that is listed to the left of the preview of the document with the citational information for the source.
Nursing@Ovid
  • Instructions: Click the Email Jumpstart under the Tools menu. Copy the Jumpstart URL in the pop-up window.
Project Muse
  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

Sage
  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

ScienceDirect
  • Instructions: Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

E-Book Collections

Credo Reference
  • Instructions:  Click on the Permalink icon (chain links) in the toolbar on the top right-hand-side of the page and copy the URL.
Proquest Ebook Central
  • Instructions: Go to the detailed record of the book, by selecting the book title from the result list. Select Share Link to Book from the menu on the left-hand-side or select the link icon on the top right-hand-side of the page. Then copy the link.

Streaming Video Databases

Alexander Street Video Collections
  • Databases include: American History in Video
  • Instructions: Below the video, click on Embed/Link.  Then you will be able to copy the permanent link or embed code.
  • Please be aware that EC Learn does not support embedding of selections from this database.
Kanopy
  • Instructions: Click on Share underneath the video and copy the link.
Swank Digital Campus
  • Instructions: Click on Copy Direct Link or Copy LMS Learning Management System link below the video. This copies the link to your clipboard, which you can then paste using CTRL+ V (PC) or Command + V (Mac).


Please ask a librarian if you require further assistance. 
(617) 735-9927, reference2@emmanuel.edu

References

EBSCOhost. (2014, September). EBSCOhost Persistent Links - Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved from http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=272

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