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Why Should I use Persistent Links?

Copyright: You can link to an article in a database or e-journal and remain copyright compliant.

Analytics: Databases keep track of how often content is accessed. Librarians use this information when making decisions about which journal and database subscriptions to renew.

Accessibility: Many databases include accessibility options such as text-to-speech and easy-to-read fonts.

Context: Many databases provide tools and additional information about articles such as keywords, and links to cited and related articles.

How do I create Persistent Links?

Find the Permalink:  Copying and pasting the link from the browser address bar will not always work. Locate the permalink, which is a stable link that will not change. These links are sometimes found by clicking on the title of an article to view the detailed record.

Include the Ezproxy URL Prefix: For students to gain access to articles when off-campus, the library must route its database content through a proxy service. To link at the article level, every URL must include the EZProxy prefix. While some databases automatically attach this prefix to their permalinks, others do not. In some cases, you will have to add the prefix to the beginning of each URL manually.

Proxy Prefix: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=

Best Practice: With some resources such as Wiley, Sage, Springer, & O'Reilly it is recommended that you create your persistent links while on campus. When accessing library resources from off-campus the URLS are rewritten and may cause issues when creating persistent links. For resources such as EBSCO, Proquest, JSTOR, & Saint Search that provide a persistent link with the record it is not an issue.

 

EBSCO Databases

The proxy prefix is already attached to articles in EBSCO databases. Follow these steps to locate the permalink:

  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article to get to the detailed record
  2. Click Permalink in the Tools menu on the right side of the screen
  3. Copy the link from the Permalink window for use in Canvas. 

 

 See Complete list of EBSCO databases available to Siena


 


Proquest Databases

The proxy prefix is already attached to articles in Proquest databases. Follow these steps to locate the permalink:
  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article to get to the detailed record
  2. Click on the Abstract/Details tab
  3. Scroll down to the "Document URL" field
  4. Copy this URL for use in Canvas
     

Proquest Databases available at Siena

ABI/Inform Complete
Historical Abstract of the United States
New York Times Historical
ProQuest Central
Proquest International Newsstream
Proquest U.S. Newsstream

JSTOR

The proxy prefix is already attached to articles in JSTOR. Follow these steps to locate the permalink:
  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article to get to the detailed record
  2. On the left side of the page you will see a "Remote Access URL". Click the icon to the right of the URL to copy for use in Canvas.

 

There are 2 ways you can create a persistent link from the Science Direct database

  1. Copy & paste the URL from the browser address bar OR locate the Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  2. With either method you will need to attach the proxy prefix

From the browser address bar

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X22000068


Locate the DOI just beneath the title & authors

Your final link should look like this http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.01.003

The proxy prefix is already attached to articles in Gale databases. Follow these steps to locate the permalink:
  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article to get to the detailed record.
  2. In the upper right corner of the page you will see a toolbar.  Click on "Get Link" .
  3. Gale has suppressed the proxy information so you will not see it in the URL however the link will work from off-campus.

HeinOnline Database

  1. From the search results, click on the title of the article to get to the detailed record
  2. Click the link icon in the Tools menu at the top of the page.
  3. Copy the "Off-Campus/Remote Access" link and paste into Canvas.

There are 2 ways you can create a persistent links to Sage Journal Articles

  1. Copy & paste the URL from the browser address bar OR locate the Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  2. With either method you will need to attach the proxy prefix

From the browser address bar

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1098612X19877988


Locate the DOI just beneath the title & authors

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X19877988

 

Wiley Journals

There are 2 ways you can create a persistent links to Sage Journal Articles

  1. Copy & paste the URL from the browser address bar OR locate the Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
  2. With either method you will need to attach the proxy prefix

From the browser address bar

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wsb.902


Locate the DOI just beneath the title & authors

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.902

Springer Journals

  1. Copy & paste the URL from the browser address bar
  2. Attach the proxy prefix

Your final link should look like this: http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10211-019-00333-7

 

 

 

 

 

O'Reilly Books & Media

The syntax for the direct URL to a title is:

http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=(URL FOR THAT TITLE)/?ar&email=^u

Example:

http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/introducing-python-2nd/9781492051374/?ar&email=^u

Using the above book again as an example the link to a chapter in that book would be as follows:

http://ezproxy.siena.edu:2048/login?url=https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/introducing-python-2nd/9781492051374/ch04.html?ar&email=^u

Saint Search

If you don't want to link directly to an article you can always link to a record in our Saint Search. If a student is off-campus and clicks on the full-text availability they will be prompted to sign in with their Siena credentials and will be able to access the article.

  1. From your search results simply capture the permalink from the record by clicking on the link icon from the list of tools