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What is a Persistent Link

The links to content in library databases are often dynamically created, so you usually cannot simply copy and paste the URL from the address bar into D2L. Also, links to articles in restricted library databases need to include our proxy prefix information ( so that off-campus authenticated users can authenticate themselves and receive access to this content.

How do I find the Persistent Link for an Article

Some database providers will specifically indicate what the persistent link is for article. They may use the phrase “persistent link” but they may also say: Permalink, Persistent URL, Stable URL, Bookmark or some other variation on this theme. Others may instead provide the DOI (or Digital Object Identifier) for the article, which is a standardized method for identifying an electronic object. When available, it is the preferred method of linking to a document because it will never change.

We have provided instructions for eight of our largest  platforms in the dropdown menu (EBSCO, JSTOR, ProQuest, LexisNexis, Springer, Wiley, ScienceDirect & IEEE). If you have any problems making a link please