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Creating Links to Articles & Ebooks - Articles & Ebooks (non-EBSCO)

Linking to articles in non-EBSCO databases

When viewing a database record, scan the page for SharePermalinkStable URLBookmark or something similar. If the database has a citation generator, you can usually find a permalink by using it.

If none of these are available, the URL in the browser bar may work. However, if you copy the link while on-campus, it is possible that in some cases you will be using a direct link to the resource, not running throught the proxy server; in this case you will likely not be able to use the link from off-campus. To make it work, we need to put proxy info in the URL. To do this, you can use either of following two strategies:

  1. The databases page now includes only the off-campus links; go through that page to make sure you get the off-campus link. 
  2. Run a permalink that does not have proxy information through the URL converter.

Use OneSearch for linking

Here's an alternative linking strategy. With a few exceptions, our databases are included in OneSearch. OneSearch is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, which, being an EBSCO product, makes it very easy to find permalinks (see the EBSCO page of this guide). So you could find the article in OneSearch, and grab the permalink from there.