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Persistent Links

The Library subscribes to a number of databases that allow "persistent" linking to journal/newspaper articles, online books and library catalog records for Canvas, web pages or email.  A persistent link is a stable URL that will always lead you to a specific resource (i.e. article, e-book, database record).   This is not always the same URL found in the browser window and is dependant on the database provider the article comes from.

Fair Use / Copyright

Generally speaking, linking to a journal article within a Library database from a course syllabus is not the same as providing a copy of the article by photocopying or downloading a copy.  Linking in most cases takes a user to the article in the database and circumvents issues of fair use or copyright.  The Library purchases databases under licensing agreements between copyright holders and database providers.  Use is limited to the SMC audience using proxy identification, so copyright violation is eliminated using the linking method.

Databases and Persistent Linking

Note the database provider you are using to link to your article.  This is usually in the upper left corner of your screen.  Scroll down the list below for the procedure to link to the persistent URL for that database. Contact your library liaison for help.

Don't know which database provider can deliver your journal article?  Use Journal Finder in the left column and search for the journal name.  The database(s) that provide full-text access to that journal will be listed.


Ebscohost 

EBSCOhost Databases: Academic Search PremierAmerica: History and Life, ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, ERIC Database, GreenFILEHistorical Abstracts, Index to Jewish PeriodicalsMLA , Philosopher's Index, SocINDEX  

  1. Click on article title link.  This brings you to the Citation View.
  2. Scroll down and find the Persistent link to this record. 
  3. Copy the persistent link.  You are all set to use in Canvas for on and off-campus students.


ProQuest                  

ProQuest Databases: Ethnic NewsWatch, Historical Newspapers, National Newspapers Premier, New York Times Current, New York Times Historical, Wall Street Journal Current, Wall Street Journal Historical, Washington Post Current, Washington Post Historical  

  1. View the full text of the desired article. 
  2. Click Copy Link near top of screen.  This will generate a dialog box that contains the durable url.
  3. Copy the durable link. You are all set to use in Canvas for on and off-campus students.

 

 
Gale

Gale Databases: Academic OneFile, Business & Company Resource Center, General Reference Center Gold, General Reference Center GoldInfotrac Custom Newspapers and more...

  1. View the full text of the desired article.
  2. Click the "Bookmark" link near the top left of the page. This will generate a dialog box that contains the stable URL for the article (you will need to scroll to the right to see the entire URL).
  3. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL

 

 
JSTOR

JSTOR

  1. Browser URLs in JSTOR are stable. When copying a URL for an article, it's advisable to copy the URL from the PDF's window (assuming you want to link to the PDF). If you prefer to link to something other than the PDF, copy the Stable URL from the "Bibliographic Info" tab on the "Article Information" page
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL

 

 
MUSE

ProjectMuse

  1. All article-level URLs in MUSE are stable.  Just copy the url link from your browser address bar in the article pdf or html view.
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL

 

 
ScienceDirect

Science Direct

  1. Find the full text article that you want to link to.
  2. Click the article title link
  3. Use the right-hand button of your mouse to click on the doi link and select “Copy Shortcut”
  4. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL


ACS

American Chemical Society Web Edition

  1. All article-level URLs in ACS are stable.  Just copy the url link from your browser address bar in the article pdf or html view.
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL


Britannica

Britannica Online

  1. Find the full-text article you want to link to
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL 


OPAC

Library Catalog

  1. Click on the title link.  This brings you to the Record View.
  2. Scroll down and copy Persistent link to this item

  

AHV

American History in Video

  1. Find the video you want to link to
  2. Click on the Embed/Link tab
  3. Copy the URL from the pop-up box
  4. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL

 

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