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Create links to articles, books, films and searches

Copying and pasting links directly from the address bar in the library's electronic resources can be problematic. Often these links are temporary and won't link back to the original source. Once you have created a persistent link, you can add it to your Blackboard site, LibGuide, Wiki or any other place you use a URL (web address). The following instructions will allow student access to material without violating copyright restrictions.

Persistent Links/URLs

  • Also called durable, permanent, stable, standalone link/URL or permalink
  • Require a proxy server address to access subscription resources
  • Some databases provide persistent links with this proxy address and others do not
  • Don't copy the URL from the address bar unless instructed. These addresses may work temporarily but are likely to be inaccessible at a later date or from a different computer.

Proxy Server Address

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=

This address allows users access subscription material from off-campus. If the proxy address is not included in the persistent link, then it needs to be added to the front of the URL. When adding this proxy address to another URL make sure there are no spaces between the two. For example JSTOR provides a stable link, like http://www.jstor.org/stable/524673. Then you need to add the proxy server address to the front, so it will look like this:

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/524673

 

Persistent Links

Unless noted otherwise this links refer to articles.

Vendor/Resource

Linking Instructions and Example

CQ Researcher

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the document URL at the end of report

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2010050700

Credo Article

Copy the URL in citation at the end of the article

http://www.credoreference.com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/entry/wileyhg/melanoma_genetics

Credo Books

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com/book/wileyhg

ebrary Books

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://site.ebrary.com/lib/umass/docDetail.action?docID=10251305

EBSCO Articles & Books

Click on Permalink under Tools on the right side of the screen and copy the URL.

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=47839502&site=ehost-live

EBSCO Search

Click on Alert/Save/Share then copy Permalink

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&bquery=occupy+boston&type=1&site=ehost-live
Films on Demand   

Scroll down below the video and copy the Segment URL or the Title URL

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8470&xtid=49775

Gale – Academic OneFile

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the URL end of the article

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA279899343&v=2.1&u=mlin_b_umass&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w

Google Scholar Searches

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=children+and+violence+in+America&btnG=Search&as_sdt=40000000&as_ylo=&as_vis=0

JSTOR

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the Stable URL under the journal title

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/524673

LexisNexis

Go to http://www.amdev.net/ to create Durable (persistent) links to articles, periodicals and searches then add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=8379&sr=+DATE>=%25CURRDATE-7%25

LexisNexis Searches

Find direct links to special LexisNexis Academic searches at http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Academic_URLs_for_Search_Forms

Oxford Art & Music Online

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to URL in (navigation) bar

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T085831

Ovid Articles

Click the Email Jumpstart under the Article Tools menu. Copy the Jumpstart URL in the pop-up window and add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the URL.

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00003246-200904000-00043&LSLINK=80&D=ovft

Project MUSE

Add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to URL in navigation bar

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v048/48.4henderson.html

ProQuest

Copy Document URL which is located under the article citation and abstract

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/97359010?accountid=28932

PubMed

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20308752

ScienceDirect

Add URL http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/ to the DOI number

http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/10.1016/S0264-410X(03)00532-2

VAST Videos

Click on Embed/Link. Copy link and add http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://vasc.alexanderstreet.com/view/1649773

Voyager Records

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://voyager.lib.umb.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=854&recCount=10&recPointer=0&bibId=170954

WorldCat Records

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://umassboston.worldcat.org/title/africas-media-image/oclc/24701722&referer=brief_results


If you encounter any problems with these persistent links, contact Ask a Librarian.

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