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Creating persistent links

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Many databases allow users to link back directly to individual articles. These links are called persistent links, permalinks, or permanent links. Following are instructions on creating permanent links to some of our most popular database platforms.


Alexander Street Videos

Click on the "Share" button at the top of the video.

At the bottom of the screen, click on "Copy LTI Launch URL."

Lastly, double check that Murphy Library's proxy prefix ( is at the beginning of the URL, so that the video will be accessible from both on and off campus. 


To link to a full text article from an EBSCOhost database, select the article from the result list and click on the "Permalink" from the right-hand tools menu:

EBSCOhost PermaLink

Copy the URL from the pop-up box. Please make sure that Murphy Library's proxy prefix ( begins the link so that users can connect either on or off-campus.

The full link should resemble this:

Elsevier ScienceDirect

To link to a full text article from ScienceDirect, add the article's DOI to the following URL:

To find the DOI, click on the title of the article and look under the author(s') name(s): 

Elsevier SciencDirect Permalink

A completed persistent link should look like:

Films On Demand

Click on the “Share” button below the video for which you would like to generate a persistent link:

Films on Demand Share Image

A pop-up window will open. The persistent link can be found on the Embed/Link tab under “Record URL":

Films on Demand Permalink Example


To link to a full text article from JSTOR, click on the article title. On the left side menu, select the "Remote Access URL" option:

 JSTOR Permalink Example



To get the persistent link for a video on Kanopy, click on the "Share" button under the video and copy the link from the box that appears below it:

Kanopy Permalink Example

Nexis Uni

Click on the "Actions" dropdown menu in the upper-left corner of the document you are viewing, and choose "Link to this page":

Nexis Uni Permalink Example

A pop-up window will appear with the generated permalink:

Nexis Uni Persistent Link Pop-Up


To create a persistent link to a full text article from OVID, use the jumpstart link. When viewing a full text article, select the Email Jumpstart link on the upper left side of the page:

Ovid Email Jumpstart Example

The resulting jumpstart URL in the dialog box is the persistent link:

Ovid Permalink Example

Select an article citation from your search results list. Select the "cite" link:

ProQuest Persistent Link Cite Button

Find the link at the bottom of the citation - that URL is your persistent link:

ProQuest Persistent Link 2