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How do I link directly to the full text of an article found in a library database?

Last Updated: Dec 09, 2014  |  230 Views
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Those links that directly connect you (or your students) to the full text article (bypassing the search) are called ‘Persistent Links’ or 'Permalinks.'

For full text articles within an Ebsco database:
The following instructions apply to all our Ebsco databases which include Academic Search Premier, America History & Life, Business Source Complete, CINAHL Plus With Full Text, Communication & Mass Media Complete, ERIC, Education Research Complete, Ebook Collection, Mental Measurements Yearbook, PsycARTICLES, SocINDEX with Full Text, and SportsDISCUS with Full Text.   

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in any EBSCO database:

  1. Open an EBSCO database (e.g. ERIC, Education Resource Complete, Academic Search Complete, etc.)
  2. Find an article on your topic.
  3. Click on an article title to pull up the complete article record (including full text if available).
  4. Click on Permalink (chain icon) in the right-hand of the article summary.
  5. Copy the URL in the Permalink box (the remote access prefix (proxy) is already included).
  6. Paste the URL in your Moodle course, email message, online syllabus, etc.
  7. IF ACCESSING THIS LINK FROM OFF CAMPUS, THE MCNET USER/PASSWORD IS NEEDED!

Other Databases :
Other databases may provide the persistent link in obvious ways and many times use the ‘chain link’ icon.  However, sometimes the persistent link is not obvious and Proxy information must then be added.  

USING THE MC PROXY PREFIX:  
Other databases (i.e. Project Muse) make the article available as a ‘pdf download’.   In that case you may copy/paste the link from the url locater box in your browser.    However, to make it available off campus you will need to add the proxy prefix in front of this url.  The MC proxy prefix is:   http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=
Example:
http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/library_trends/v059/59.4.kelsch.pdf

Some databases (i.e. Academic Universe) provide a link, but the proxy prefix will need to be inserted at the beginning of the link for it to be available off campus.  

Example:          http://ezproxy.mc.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=54VH-SCS1-DXN5-92TG&csi=389195&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

Please contact a librarian for more help at the Reference Desk, call 601.925.3916, or email us using the Ask-A-Librarian page!

Answered by Kathleen HutchisonBookmark and Share

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