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Making links to library database articles
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Creating Static Links to Database Content

Static links (also known as durable links, deep links, persistent links, stable urls, bookmarks and permalinks) are links which will remain constant over time and are therefore good to place into course websites.  In order to post a link to a library database article and have it be retrievable from off campus, you need to follow the instructions below, in many cases, you cannot simply copy and paste the URL from the top of your browser window - those URLS are not stable. Alternately, feel free to contact a librarian for assistance with making an article retrievable from off campus.

ACM Digital Library Conference Board CQ Researcher   EbscoHost

Films on Demand

Gale (Infotrac) JSTOR LexisNexis
Ovid Journals  
ProjectMuse
Proquest S&P NetAdvantage Sage ScienceDirect Wilson
      
     

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    ACM Digital Library

    1. Perform Search. From list of results, click on the article title to display citation and abstract.
    2. The best way to get a stable URL is to use the "share" buttons over on the right, such as the g button for "send to Google", and then copy the Location URL.  The DOI will also work as a stable link for ACM publications.
    3. If you see that ezproxy is already part of the url, you can use the url as is.  If it is not part of the url, you will need to append this URL in front of the other: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=
    4. Copy and paste completed URL into an email or course website!

    Note: At this point, emailed articles will also need the proxy URL appended, unless the sender of the email was already off campus.

     


    Conference Board

    1. Find the specifc report you are looking for.  In many cases these are PDFs.  Get to the screen that has the green download button, but don't download.
    2. Use the "email" button on the top right.  You don't need to actually send the email, just copy the URL for the document.
    3. Append this URL to the beginning of the other URL http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

    4. Copy and paste completed URL into an email or course website! (Note: the final link will have two http://s)
    Note: if you do email the document, the recipient will not be able to access the URL from off campus unless they know to append the proxy prefix.


      CQ Researcher

      1. Perform search and open a document. 
      2. The URL in your browser adress bar is stable URLs and you can copy it directly.
      3. If you see that ezproxy is part of the url, you can use the url as is.  IF it is not part of the url, you will need to append this URL in front of the other: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      Note: alternately you can email yourself the document, as that email will include a stable URL with the proxy information appended.  Also, the document URL listed at the bottom of a viewed or printed report does NOT include proxy information.



      EBSCOhost (Academic Search Premier and others)

      1. Perform Search. From the list of results, click on the article title to display the citation and abstract. 

      2. Scroll down until you see the "Persistant link to this record. (Permalink)."

      3. Copy link and paste it into an email or course website!

        Note: The Harvard Business Review prohibits linking to their articles with a static link.

      Note: you do not need to prepend the ezproxy URL because it already is there for you - same goes for URLs sent in emailed articles.


      Films on Demand

      To link to a Films on Demand video:

      1. Locate a film in Films on Demand.
      2. Click on its title.
      3. Scroll down below the video viewing area. You'll see a field titled Title URL.
      4. Copy and paste this URL into whatever document you are working on.

      You can also create permalinks to individual video segments:

      1. Locate a film in Films on Demand.
      2. Click on its title.
      3. Choose a segment from the menu on the right of the video viewing area.
      4. Scroll down below the video viewing area. You'll see a field titles Segment URL.
      5. Copy and paste this URL into whatever document you are working on.

      To embed a movie or clip in a D2L course content item:

      1. Create a new or open up an existing content item.
      2. Click on the icon on the lower left side of the content window. It will say “Edit HTML Source” when you move your mouse over it.
      3. In Films on Demand, locate the film or video clip you want to embed.
      4. Click on the “Embed this Video” link located under the video.
      5. Click on the “Use Old Embed Code” link.
      6. Copy and paste this code into the D2L editing window. Make sure you paste the code in between the <body> </body> tags.
      7. Click the Save button in D2L.
      8. Preview your content item to make sure that it works.


      To link to a video in D2L:

      1. Click on “Create a New Topic” in the Content area.
      2. Choose QuickLink.
      3. In Films on Demand, locate the film or video clip you want to link to.
      4. Look for the URL located under the video.
      5. Copy and paste this link (it will start with http://ezproxy…) into D2L, specifically in the URL field of your QuickLink item.
      6. Give the QuickLink a title and click Save.
      7. Test your QuickLink to make sure that it works.
      note: if you use the email feature, the emailed URL will include the proxy information and thus be accessible from off campus.

      Gale (Infotrac) databases

      1. Perform search. Click on an article title to view it. 

      2. There should be a link to Bookmark this Document on the right.  Click on that to get stable URL.  You will  not need to add proxy information because it is already in the URL.

      Note- some databases such as Business Insights: Essentials work differently. In BI:E, click on the Share link in a given article. But then you will then need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the link provided: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url

      Note: At this point, links contained in emailed articles will not work from off campus unless the proxy url is prepended.  


      JSTOR

      1. Perform search.  In the list of results, click on the URL of the article you wish to link to.

      2. At the very top of the screen, underneath the journal name you will see "Article Stable URL".  Copy this URL.

      3. Add the following URL to the beginning of the stable link URL  http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      4. Copy and paste completed URL into an email or course website! (Note: the final link will have two http://s)

      Note: At this point, links contained in emailed articles will not work from off campus unless the proxy url is prepended. 


      LexisNexis

      1. Perform search and click on URL of a document you want to view.

      2. Click the copy document link button in the upper right, which looks like a clip board with a chain on it.

      3. Copy and paste completed URL into an email or course website! 

      Note: you do not need to append the proxy URL as this information is already in the link.  Also, when articles are emailed from Lexis, they come as a .Doc file and therefore no proxy url is needed.

       


       

      Ovid Journals

      1. Perform search.  Click on the URL of the article you wish to link to.
      2. Over on the right, under article tools, click on "Email Jumpstart".  Copy that URL.
      3. Copy and paste URL into an email or course website!
      Note: you do not need to append any proxy prefix because it is already included in the "jumpstart" url.  Articles emailed from OVID come as text files and therefore proxy information is irrelevant.

      Project MUSE

      1. Perform search.  Click on article title to view it.
      2. The URL in your browser adress bar is stable URLs and you can copy it directly.
      3. If you see that ezproxy is part of the url, you can use the url as is.  IF it is not part of the url, you will need to append this URL in front of the other: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      At this point, emailed articles will also need the proxy URL appended, unless the sender of the email was already off campus.

       


      Proquest

      1. Perform Search, click on the Citation/Abstract link of an article in the results list.

      2. Scroll down past the abstract, find and copy the doucment URL near the bottom of the screen.

      Note: you do not need to prepend the ezproxy URL because it already is there for you - same goes for URLs sent in emailed article 

       


      S&P Net Advantage

      1. Perform search.  Click on title of article to pull up full record.

      2. The URL in your browser adress bar is stable and you can copy it directly.  *Note, this does not work with searches from the company tab, but will work from home search box and for industry searches.*

      3. Add the following URL to the beginning of the stable link URL  http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      4. Copy and paste completed URL into an email or course website! (Note: the final link will have two http://s)

       


      Sage

      1. Perform search.  Click on title of article to pull up full record. 
      2. The URL in your browser adress bar is stable URLs and you can copy it directly.
      3. If you see that ezproxy is part of the url, you can use the url as is.  IF it is not part of the url, you will need to append this URL in front of the other: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      Note:  If you use the "email to a colleague" link to the right, the emailed URL will not include the proxy information unless the sender was off campus.


      ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

      1. Perform search. Click on the title of the article to pull up the full record.

      2. Copy the DOI link by clicking with the right mouse button and selecting copy link 

      3. Append this URL to the beginning of the other URL  http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=

      4. You should end up with a URL that looks something like this: http://ezproxy.metrostate.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2008.03.009

      Note: articles emailed from Science direct do not include proxy information and thus do not work off campus.



      Wilson

      1. Perform search.  Click on title of article to pull up full record.  

      2. Scroll down to "persistent URL" and copy the approprate link.

      Note: you do not need to prepend the ezproxy URL because it already is there for you - same goes for URLs sent in emailed articles

         

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