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Find Permanent Links in Databases: Finding Permanent Links in Databases

Find Permanent Links to Articles, Documents, Streaming Audio, and Video

Persistent URLs (also called PURLs, stable URLs, persistent links, or durable links) are internet addresses that (hopefully) always remain the same. They are provided by online databases so one can access individual full-text articles, documents, video and/or audio clips directly. These can be shared with students by placing the links in a course management system like Blackboard as a preferred alternative to placing physical copies of materials on reserve at the library. Many of the library’s database subscriptions’ licensing allow these materials to be used in Blackboard. Proper linking using these persistent URLs is also important because it keeps us in line with copyright and fair use.

Click on the database vendor name to find specific instructions on finding/creating persistent links to be placed in Blackboard.

Database Vendor
ABC-CLIO ebooks ABC-CLIO
Academic Search Complete EBSCOhost
Academic Video Online: Premium Alexander Street Press
ACM Digital Library ACM
African American Music Reference Alexander Street Press
American Chemical Society (ACS) Publicationa ACS
American Journal of Physics AIP
American Song Alexander Street Press
Annual Reviews Annual Reviews
ArtSTOR ArtSTOR
ATLA Religion with ATLA Serials EBSCOhost
Axis 360 Digital Medial Library eRead
Black Studies in Video Alexander Street Press
Business Source Premier EBSCOhost
CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) FirstSearch
Chicago Tribune ProQuest
Chronicle of Higher Education Chronicle of Higher Education
CINAHL Plus with Full Text EBSCOhost
Classical Music Library Alexander Street Press
Classical Scores Library Alexander Street Press
Communication and Mass Media Complete EBSCOhost
Consumer Health Complete EBSCOhost
Contemporary World Music Alexander Street Press
CQ Researcher CQ Press
Credo Reference Credo
ebooks at EBSCO EBSCOhost
ebrary Academic Complete ebook collection ebrary
ERIC at EBSCO EBSCOhost
European Views of the Americas EBSCOhost
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia EBSCOhost
Gale Directory Library Gale
Gale Literary Sources Gale
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Alexander Street Press
Global Issues in Context Gale
Global Road Warrior Global Road Warrior
GreenFILE EBSCOhost
HarpWeek not possible
Health Source: Consumer EBSCOhost
Health Source: Nursing/Academic EBSCOhost
Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Cambridge
Jazz Music Library Alexander Street Press
Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Based Practice Database Ovid
JSTOR JSTOR
Lexis-Nexis Academic Lexis-Nexis
LGBT Studies in Video Alexander Street Press
Library, Information Science and Technology Abs (LISTA) EBSCOhost
Literature Criticism Online Gale
MAS Ultra, School Edition EBSCOhost
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO) EBSCOhost
MEDLINE with full text EBSCOhost
Military and Government Collection EBSCOhost
MLA International Bibliography Gale
Music Online Alexander Street Press
Naxos Naxos
New World Cinema: Independent Features & Short, 1990- Alexander Street Press
New York Times ProQuest
Newspaper Source EBSCOhost
Nursing Education in Video Alexander Street Press
Nursing@Ovid Books Ovid books
OmniFile Fulltext Select EBSCOhost
Ovid Nursing & Health Professions Premier Ovid
Oxford Art Online Oxford
Oxford English Dictionary Oxford
Oxford Music Online Oxford
Oxford Scholarship Online: Public Health/Epidemiology Oxford
Philosopher's Index EBSCOhost
Proceedings FirstSearch
Primary Search EBSCOhost
Professional Development Collection EBSCOhost
Project Muse Johns Hopkins Press
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune ProQuest
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times ProQuest
ProQuest US Newsstream ProQuest
PsycArticles EBSCOhost
PsycInfo EBSCOhost
Regional Business News EBSCOhost
Rehabilitation Therapy in Video Alexander Street Press
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature EBSCOhost
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Routledge
Sage Knowledge Sage Knowledge
Sage Journals Online Sage Journals Online
Sanborn Maps Saskia
Saskia Art Images Saskia
Science Science
ScienceDirect College Edition Elsevier
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries Alexander Street Press
SocINDEX with Full Text EBSCOhost
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science in Video Alexander Street Press
SpringerLink Journals and Ebooks SpringerLink
Teacher Reference Center EBSCOhost
Wall Street Journal ProQuest
Women and Social Movements: Scholars Edition Alexander Street Press

Note: Proxy Prefix and DOI

Adding the Proxy Prefix
In order for the links to articles from library databases to work from off campus, the proxy server address for Elmhurst College needs to be attached to the front of the database-provided persistent URL. Our proxy server address is: http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=

For example, if the persistent URL provided by the database is http://www.jstor.org/stable/40058132, just copy and paste our proxy server address at the beginning so the persistent URL looks like this:

http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/40058132

Databases that need the proxy address added manually to the front of the persistent URL are noted in the instructions.

Creating a Digital Object Identifier Link
A digital object identifier (DOI) can be used to cite and link to electronic documents. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it to link permanently to electronic documents.To find a document using a DOI, first copy the DOI of the document you want to open. Then open the following DOI site in your browser:http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.edu Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go. The document that matches the DOI citation will display in your browser window.

Vendor-Specific Instructions

ABC-CLIO

  • Click on a book title, a specific chapter or a specific page within an ebook.
  • Copy the URL displayed in the address bar.

ACM

  • Click on article title.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, located just above the abstract. Do not copy the link, just the DOI number.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.eduEnter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

ACS

  • Click on article title.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, located just below the journal information.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.eduEnter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

AIP

  • Click on the article title.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) URL of the document, located just above the abstract. 
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

Alexander Street Press

  • Select the video you want to link.
  • Click Embed/Link at the top of the screen.
  • Copy the link listed under Permanent Link to “(name of video)”.
  • Remove the following from the link: ".proxy.elmhurst.edu" and then add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.
    • Example: https://search.alexanderstreet.com.proxy.elmhurst.edu/view/work/1796545 becomes http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/1796545

Annual Reviews

  • Click on article title.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, which is just below the article title and citation. Do not include the “DOI:”.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.edu. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

ArtStor

  • Right click on the image you want to link.
  • Click on Generate Image URL.
  • Copy the Image URL.
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL

CQ

  • Within a report, click on the desired section or the full report. Copy the link from the address bar.
  • Remove the following from the link: ".proxy.elmhurst.edu", and then add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.
    • Example: http://library.cqpress.com.proxy.elmhurst.edu/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2017051206 becomes http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2017051206​

Cambridge

  • Click on a table.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, which is just below the table title and citation. Do not include the “DOI:”.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.edu. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

Chronicle of Higher Education

  • While looking at the desired article, copy the link from the address bar.
  • Remove the following from the link: ".proxy.elmhurst.edu", and then add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.
    • Example: http://www.chronicle.com.proxy.elmhurst.edu/article/People-Esteem-Community/240047?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest becomes http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url=http://www.chronicle.com/article/People-Esteem-Community/240047?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest

Credo Reference

  • At the bottom of any article, look for the citation.
  • From any style citation, copy the URL.

ebrary

  • From a book chapter, click on Share Link, located in the middle of the toolbar on the top of the screen.
  • Copy link.
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL

EBSCOhost

  • Click on article title or book section.
  • Click on Permalink, located under Tools on the right side of the screen.
  • Copy Permalink.
    --OR--
  • Use Ebsco Curriclum Builder which is integrated into Blackboard

Elsevier

  • From the article, copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, which appears below the article title.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.edu. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go. 
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

FirstSearch

  • Images
    • Click on title of image.
    • On the left side of the red menu bar, click Reference URL.
    • Copy the URL.
    • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

Gale

  • Click on the article title.
  • In the upper left corner of the screen, click on Bookmark.
  • Copy the Bookmark URL.

Global Road Warrior

  • From an article, click on Cite This Document in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • From any style citation, copy the URL.

JSTOR

  • Copy the URL listed as the “Stable URL”, just below the journal information.
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

Lexis-Nexis

  • From an article, RIGHT click on Copy Document Link in the upper right corner of the screen, then select Copy Link Location.

Naxos

  • Click on the album which contains the track(s) you want to link.
  • At the bottom of the player on the left side, click Show Static URL.
  • Copy the URL from the track listing.

Ovid

  • From a book chapter, click on View in Book Reader, located on the right side of the screen.
  • Copy the URL.

Ovid books

  • From an article or JBI report, click on Email PDF Jumpstart, located on the right side of the screen.
  • Click on the Tools icon on the right side of the screen, then choose Email Link.
  • Copy the URL.

Oxford University Press

  • From an article, click on Cite in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • From a citation, copy the URL (must choose Chicago style for citations in the Oxford English Dictionary).
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

Project Muse

  • From an article, click on View Citation on the right side of the screen.
  • From the EndNote tab, copy the URL.
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

ProQuest

  • From an article, click on Cite on the right side of the screen.
  • From any style citation, copy the URL.

Sage Journals Online

  • Click on Full Text (PDF) for selected article.
  • Copy URL from browser window when PDF loads.

Sage Knowledge

  • From a given book segment, copy the DOI, located below the article information.

Saskia

  • Click on title of image.
  • On the left side of the gray menu bar, click Reference URL.
  • Copy the URL.
  • Add the Elmhurst College proxy  http://proxy.elmhurst.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL.

Science

  • From the article, copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, which appears below the article title.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.edu. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go. 
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.

SpringerLink Journals and Books

  • Click on article title.
  • Copy the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the document, located just below the journal information.
  • Open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.elmhurst.eduEnter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
  • Copy the URL from the browser address bar when the article opens up.