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This guide gives examples of how to create persistent links to books, catalog records, and articles from the library databases.

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About persistent linking

This guide provides info for creating persistent links to library resources. Note these aspects about creating persistent links:
1). In most cases, browser urls for articles will time out.
2). For persistent links to work off campus, the url must contain the following (bolded) components.
Zero-database =

Persistent Linking to Library Resources

Updated 1-19-2012 (new info for Gale, JSTOR, OVID, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, Springer)
Library Catalog Link Name  Handout
CardCat-Zahnow Library Catalog Use link above item description  


Database/Source Provider Link Name  Handout
CQ Researcher See "Document URL" at the bottom of the article  
CQ Weekly See "Document URL" at the bottom of the article  
EBSCO  Databases
(Cinahl PlusOmniFile Select,  & more)
From record display, click "Permalink" link under tools on the right. copy and paste presented url EBSCO-pdf
ECO (FirstSearch) Use "Link Pickup" at article display  
JSTOR Right click the source's PDF Link and copy/paste url JSTOR-pdf
Ovid Nursing From document view, click "email jumpstart" link   
ProQuest (all ProQuest Databases) Click "citation/abstract" link & copy "Document url" ProQuest-pdf
ScienceDirect Copy and paste the "doi name link" Science Direct-pdf
Springer Copy and paste the pdf link from opened item   SpringerLink-pdf
WilsonWeb Use example for EBSCO databases WilsonWeb databases moved to EBSCO -