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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 off campus.

 

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

Alexander Street Press

Click on Embed/Link underneath the video and copy link

http://search.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/vast/view/work/2442564

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/detail.action?docID=10482273 

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 the Share button then copy the Permalink at the bottom of the window

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&db=psyh&bquery=%26quot%3bTranstheoretical+Model+of+Behavior+Change%26quot%3b&type=0&site=ehost-live
Films on Demand - Videos & Segments

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=60714

Films on Demand -Collections

Select a collection then a page link will appear under the name of the collection

http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?pType=sbj&st=adv&rd=title&SubjectID=993&aid=8470

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

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=children+violence+America&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C22&as_ylo=2011

JSTOR

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

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

Kanopy

Click on Share/Embed underneath the video and copy link

http://umb.kanopystreaming.com/video/killing-us-softly-4-advertisings-image-women

LexisNexis - Articles & Sources

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://www.lexisnexis.com/communities/academic/default.aspx or create your own from http://www.amdev.net/about_queries.php 

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 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 Abstract/Details tab

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

ProQuest Search http://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/search/957845?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 and copy link

http://search.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/vast/view/work/2442564
Voyager Records

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://voyager.lib.umb.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?searchId=3295&recCount=10&recPointer=0&bibId=265415

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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