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Linking to Articles from Sakai

Overview


Due to copyright law and database license restrictions, faculty should not upload full-text articles into Sakai that were downloaded from Geisel Library's research databases. Instead, faculty should link to those database articles directly from their Sakai course pages.

However, if you copy a database link from your Internet browser into Sakai, that link will most likely stop working by the next day. To remedy this shortcoming, most database companies now offer persistent links for each of their articles and citations. Persistent links are stable URLs that will consistently take students to a particular full-text article or a citation in a research database.

This guide explains how to find or create persistent links to articles in many of Geisel Library's full-text databases. Note that to ensure access by off-campus users, all persistent links should include proxy information in the first segment of the URL. The form of the link should be as follows.

http://0-[website URL].library.anselm.edu/[remainder of URL]

Most databases automatically provide persistent links that incorporate the proxy server information; if not, you will need to add the items in boldface above. Please contact the Reference Desk if you need any assistance with this process.

 


Instructions for Specific Databases


These instructions apply to databases that can be accessed from the Geisel Library website. You may also locate full-text articles in one of our online journal collections, either through using Journal Finder or WebBridge. For example, articles are available from Sage and Wiley InterScience. In general, the article links you encounter on these publisher-specific websites will be persistent, so they can be copied into Sakai.

CQ Researcher

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired report
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the report and look for the link labeled "Document URL"
  4. Copy this link into your Sakai page

Ebrary

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired book
  3. In the book QuickView, the URL in your Internet browser is a persistent link. You can copy it to your Sakai page. 

EBSCO databases
Including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete, and SocINDEX

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. To the right of the citation record, click on the link labeled "Permalink"
  4. Copy this URL into your Sakai page

Gale Virtual Reference Library and Literature Resource Center

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. Click the "Bookmark this Document" link which appears above the article's full text
  4. Copy the bookmark URL from the pop-up window and paste it into your Sakai page

JSTOR

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. Look for a link labeled "Stable URL", which appears near the top of the screen
  4. Copy this URL into your Sakai page

LexisNexis Academic
At present, persistent links to articles are not provided by LexisNexis

Oxford Art Online

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. Click on the "Cite" link above the full text
  4. Copy the URL from either the MLA or Chicago citation and paste it into your Sakai page

Oxford Reference Online

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. Below the full-text, look for the URL in the citation labeled "How to cite this entry"
  4. Copy this link into your Sakai page

Project Muse

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the HTML icon beneath the title of the desired article
  3. In the full-text article view, the URL in your Internet browser is a persistent link. You can copy it to your Sakai page.  Students can access the PDF version from that page

ProQuest databases
Including ABI-INFORM, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Newsstand, and Historical New York Times

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the title of the desired article
  3. Scroll down to the Indexing Details section at the bottom of the page
  4. Copy the URL that's labeled "Document URL" and paste it into your Sakai page

Times of London

  1. Run your search
  2. Click on the Article link below the title of the desired article
  3. In the Article view, the URL in your Internet browser is a persistent link. You can copy it to your Sakai page

 

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