How to Create Permanent Links to Online Articles
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text articles. Instead of using the URL from your browser’s address
bar, which may quickly expire, you should create a permanent link. This
link will provide a stable and permanent URL to a specific journal
article, which can be used in online courses, reading lists or
Locate Permanent Link in ArticleFind the desired article or journal page and look for a permanent link which may be provided by the publisher.
Look for words such as, “persistent URL”, “stable URL”,” infomark”,
“permanlink”, "document URL", "durable link", "linking options for this
record", or "DOI".
However, not all articles have permanent links.
If you are able to locate a DOI or other permanent link, you will need to create a proxied link for off-campus access.
If you can't find a permanent link or are uncertain what link to use, try to create a DOI link.
Create a DOI LinkThe most frequently used permanent link is the DOI or Digital Object
Identifier and is the preferred method of linking a document because it
is platform independent and will never change.
DOI Lookup: search for your DOI at Free DOI Lookup.
A permanent DOI links appears like this: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac0354342
If you are able to locate a DOI for your article you will need to proxy the link for off-campus access.
For articles with no DOI or permanent link, there is no way of creating a link.
Create a Proxied LinkIn order to allow access from off-campus, you will need to add the “web prozy prefix” to the URL.
For Permanent URLs, go to: Off-Campus Link Creator.
For DOIs, go to: Off-Campus DOI Link Creator.
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