Locating Persistent Links in Electronic Resources

ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society Journals)

Step 1: ACS uses a new technology called the DOI or Digital Object Identifier to allow you to link to each individual article they publish. The DOI is like a unique number that gets assigned to every article. In the picture below, you will see how a DOI is listed for each article. The first step is to copy the DOI for the article you wish to link to.

Step 2: Add to the beginning of the DOI, the Samford address https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url= and the DOI address http://dx.doi.org/ -- like this https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bp025725g. The Samford address will make sure that ACS knows you are an authorized user and the DOI address will allow them to look up and find the specific article you want using the DOI that you copied.



Step 3: Once you have put the Samford Address, the DOI address and the DOI for your article together, paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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Cambridge Journals

Step 1: Open the abstract of the article to which you want to link.

Step 2: Click the link in the abstract window that says "A Link to the Abstract/Details of this article."



Step 3: Copy the URL given and paste it into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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Classical Music Library

Step 1: From your search results list, click on the View static URLs icon that is at the bottom of the record you want to link to (see picture below).

Step 2: In the new window that opens up, copy the static URL that appears in the box. Be sure to get the whole URL as they are longer than the box so you need to drag your mouse as you highlight the URL. The static URL usually ends in a number looking something like this:

http://samford.classical.com.ezproxy.samford.edu/permalink/recording/2147494341/




Step 3: Copy and paste the URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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EBSCO Databases

Step 1: From your search results list, click on the title of the full text article that you want to provide a link to. Because all of the articles in these databases are NOT available full text, be sure there is a full text link in the record (see picture below).

Step 2: Scroll down the record until you see heading Persistent link to this record (see picture below).



Step 3: Copy and paste the URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works. Occasionally there are spaces in these URLs. Be sure to delete any spaces after pasting the URL into Blackboard because it will not accept the URL if those spaces are there.

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Gale Databases

Step 1: From your search results list, click on the title of the full text article that you want to provide a link to. Because all of the articles in these databases are NOT available full text, be sure there is a full text heading in the record.

Step 2: Gale's persistent links are not the URL that appears in the address box at the top of the page. Nor are the links underneath the citation persistent. Gale calls its persistent links Bookmarks, and you can click on the link that says "Bookmark" to generate a persistent link. (see picture below). The persistent link will open in a new window.



Step 3: Copy and paste the URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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Taylor and Francis Online Journals

Step 1: Taylor and Francis (includes Informa, Routledge, and Psychology Press) uses a new technology called the DOI or Digital Object Identifier to allow you to link to each individual article they publish. The DOI is like a unique number that gets assigned to every article. In the picture below, you will see how a DOI is listed for each article. The first step is to copy the DOI for the article you wish to link to.

Step 2: Add to the beginning of the DOI, the Samford address https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url= and the DOI address http://dx.doi.org/ -- like this https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J136v12n03_02 . The Samford address will make sure that Taylor and Francis knows you are an authorized user and the DOI address will allow them to look up and find the specific article you want using the DOI that you copied.



Step 3: Once you have put the Samford Address, the DOI address and the DOI for your article together, paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

Not sure how to add this URL to your Blackboard course? Click here!



Ingenta Journals

Step 1: In the results list, click on the title of the article to which you want to link. This will open a screen with an expanded citation, an abstract, and a link to the full text.

Step 2: In the menu on the right, under "Tools," click on "Linking Options."



Step 3: Select "IngentaConnect."

Step 4: Copy the URL from the top of the screen, and paste it into your course materials. Be sure to click on the link and text it to make sure it works.

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JSTOR

Step 1: From your search results list or the Table of Contents list, click on the "Article Information" link listed underneath the citation for the full text article to which you want to link.



Step 2: Locate the "Stable URL" underneath the citation (see picture below). At the beginning of this Stable URL, type the Samford address: https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url= .



Step 3: Once you have put the Samford Address, and the JSTOR Stable URL for your article together, paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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NetLibrary

Step 1: When you find an e-book in the catalog, the easiest way to find the persistent URL to that title is to place your cursor on the link to the e-book at the bottom of the catalog record (see picture below).

Step 2: Right click on the link, and a menu will open up.



Step 3: From that menu choose "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location," depending on your browswer. This will copy the persistent URL for this particular e-book. Paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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Oxford Journals

Step 1: Click on the PDF link of the full text article that you want to provide a link to.

Step 2: Oxford Journal's persistent links are actually the URL that appears in the address box at the top of the page (see picture below).



Step 3: Copy and paste the URL into your course materials. Make sure that you get the entire URL.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works. (You and your students may have to click "Begin Manual Download" to open the .pdf once your link is in place.)

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ProQuest Databases

Step 1: From your search results list, click on the title of the full text article that you want to provide a link to. Because all of the articles in these databases are NOT available full text, be sure there is a full text link in the record (see picture below).

Step 2: ProQuest provides persistent links to their article records towards the bottom of each article record under the heading Article URL. (see picture below).



Step 3: Copy and paste the URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works. Occasionally there are spaces in these URLs. Be sure to delete any spaces after pasting the URL into Blackboard because it will not accept the URL if those spaces are there.

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Sage Journals

Step 1: Locate the article to which you'd like to link. Be sure that you do have access to the full text; click through to the .pdf file to be sure.

Step 2: Back on the results screen, right-click on the .pdf link for the article, and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut," depending on your browser. You can see an example in the image below.



Step 3: Paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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ScienceDirect College Edition

Step 1: ScienceDirect College Edition uses a new technology called the DOI or Digital Object Identifier to allow you to link to each individual article they publish. The DOI is like a unique number that gets assigned to every article. In the picture below, you will see how a DOI is listed for each article. The first step is to place your cursor over this DOI link.

Step 2: Right-click on the link, and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut," depending on your browser.



Step 3: Paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

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Wiley InterScience

Step 1: Wiley uses a new technology called the DOI or Digital Object Identifier to allow you to link to each individual article they publish. The DOI is like a unique number that gets assigned to every article. In the picture below, you will see how a DOI is listed for each article. The first step is to copy the DOI for the article you wish to link to.

Step 2: Add to the beginning of the DOI, the Samford address https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url= and the DOI address http://dx.doi.org/ -- like this https://login.ezproxy.samford.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.722. The Samford address will make sure that Wiley knows you are an authorized user and the DOI address will allow them to look up and find the specific article you want using the DOI that you copied.



Step 3: Once you have put the Samford Address, the DOI address and the DOI for your article together, paste this URL into your course materials.

Step 4: Be sure to click on the link and test it to make sure it works.

Not sure how to add this URL to your Blackboard course? Click here!