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Many article 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 article databases.
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:
Copy the URL from the pop-up box. Please make sure that Murphy Library's proxy prefix (https://libweb.uwlax.edu/login?url=) begins the link so that users can connect either on or off-campus.
The full link should resemble this:
To link to a full text article from ScienceDirect, add DOI to the following URL:
A completed persistent link should look like:
Following are some specific tips to help you integrate both Title/Segment URLs and an Embedded Player in your D2L courses:
To link to a full text article from JSTOR, add Murphy Library's proxy prefix to the stable URL for the article:
Locate the stable URL from any article by selecting the link to Article Information, then highlighting the stable URL:
The completed persistent link to this article would be:
To access permanent URLs:
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 right side of the page:
The resulting jumpstart URL in the dialog box is the persistent link:
Select an article citation from your search results list. Select the "citation/abstract" link:
Find the link at the bottom of the citation/abstract beside the heading "Document URL" - the document URL is your persistent link:
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As a pilot project, Room 12, in the library basement, has been converted to a silent
study room. Many students ask for an environment even quieter than the library’s designated quiet
areas, so this room is intended to answer that need.
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To provide more computers during the busy period at the end of the semester, the library is opening
an additional room with computers. Room 30, a computer classroom in the basement of the library,
will open during regular library hours starting December 1, 2013. Students will be able to use the desktop
computers in that room individually or in groups.
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