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Create permanent links for course material

Create links to articles, books, films and searches

To comply with vendor licensing agreements and accessibility best practices, please link directly to electronic content rather than posting downloaded files, such as pdfs.

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, document 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

https://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 https://www.jstor.org/stable/524673. Then you need to add the proxy server address to the front, so it will look like this:

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

Persistent Links

Vendor/Resource

Linking Instructions and Examples

Alexander Street Press

Click on Embed/Link underneath the video and copy link

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/bibliographic_entity|video_work|3590169

BrowZine Journals & Subjects

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

https://browzine.com/libraries/415/journals/3352/issues/current

https://browzine.com/libraries/415/subjects/60/bookcases/99/bookshelves/380?sort=rank

CQ Researcher

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

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

Credo Article

Click on the link icon in the toolbar and copy the URL

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

Credo Books

Click on the link icon in the toolbar and copy the URL

https://login.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com%2Fcontent%2Ftitle%2Fwileyhg%3Ftab%3Dcontents%26institutionId%3D766

DOI

A digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to link to electronic articles. Add following URL to the beginning of the DOI https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/DOI

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000000501

Ebook Central Books

Click on Share Link to Book on the left side menu

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/lib/umboston/detail.action?docID=4785166#

Ebook Central Book Chapters & Pages

Click on the Share Link icon in the toolbar from any chapter or page in the book

https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/lib/umboston/reader.action?ppg=47&docID=4205820&tm=1529676180247

EBSCO Articles, Books & Journals

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

https://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

htts://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
Ejournals

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

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edspub&AN=edp456342&site=pfi-live 

Films on Demand - Videos 

Click on Embed/Link underneath the video and copy the Record URL

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8470&xtid=60714

Films on Demand -Collections

Select a collection and a Page Link will appear to the left of the collection name

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

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

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

Kanopy

Click on Share 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 https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=

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

https://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 https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url= to the URL.

https://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 https://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 Abstract or Details tab

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/285535332?accountid=28932

ProQuest Search

Go to Recent Searches and select Actions, next to the search. Select Get link and copy.

https://ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/search/1498059?accountid=28932

PubMed

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

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

Sage

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://sk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/books/why-study-the-media

ScienceDirect

Copy the URL in the address (navigation) bar

http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.lib.umb.edu/science/article/pii/S0264410X03005322

UMBrella Records

Click on Permalink under Send to in the middle of the item record screen and copy the URL

https://umbrella.lib.umb.edu/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=01MA_UMB_ALMA2168843300003746&context=L&vid=01MA_UMB&search_scope=Everything&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US 

WorldCat Records

Copy Permalink in the toolbar menu

http://umassboston.worldcat.org/oclc/30319222


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

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