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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

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 Then you need to add the proxy server address to the front, so it will look like this:

Persistent Links

Unless noted otherwise this links refer to articles.


Linking Instructions and Example

CQ Researcher

Add to the document URL at the end of report

Credo Article

Copy the URL in citation at the end of the article

Credo Books

Add to the URL in the address (navigation) bar.

ebrary Books

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

EBSCO Articles & Books

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

EBSCO Search

Click on Alert/Save/Share then copy Permalink 
Films on Demand   

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

Gale – Academic OneFile

Add to the URL end of the article

Google Scholar Searches

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar


Add to the Stable URL under the journal title


Go to to create Durable (persistent) links to articles, periodicals and searches then add>=%25CURRDATE-7%25

LexisNexis Searches

Find direct links to special LexisNexis Academic searches at

Oxford Art & Music Online

Add to URL in (navigation) bar

Ovid Articles

Click the Email Jumpstart under the Article Tools menu. Copy the Jumpstart URL in the pop-up window and add to the URL.  

Project MUSE

Add to URL in navigation bar


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


Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar


Add URL to the DOI number

VAST Videos

Click on Embed/Link. Copy link and add

Voyager Records

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

WorldCat Records

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

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

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