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Linking to resources

Adding an eResource link to Blackboard, inside a Research Paper, or other documents?


Copy and paste a link into an electronic resource:

  • In the eResources list of databases, right click the link.
  • A menu will open.  Select “Copy Shortcut” (for IE), or "Copy Link Location" (Firefox), or for Chrome, "Copy Link Address"
  • Paste the link into your document or webpage.

The URL will include  "/get/". This will ensure that the links stays live and the proxy is automatically added. If the database address changes (as they will from time to time) using this "get" will ensure that your link will never break.

A database permalink looks like this:

Libraries' Online Catalog

  • Go to
  • Search in the library catalog for the book (or other resource) that you want.
  • Click to the record for that resource.
  • Look at the links along the top of the record.  One of them is called "permalink".
  • Right click "permalink".
  • A menu will open where your mouse is.  Scroll down and choose “Copy Link Location”.
  • Paste the link where you want it.

A catalog book permalink looks like this:

Journal Articles

Search for your article in a database or in Summon. When you find the full text article you can create a link just to that article. Depending on the vendor, it may or may not be easy.

  • Gale: The URL link is at the bottom of the article.
  • Proquest: Go to Cite, then see the URL. in APA, AMA, Chicago, Turabian, but not MLA.
  • LexisNexus: Use the chain icon on the top right side of the article, when the box pops up right click the title of the article and copy link location. This is your link.
  • EBSCO: Click on Permalink on the right side.

Adding a Journal Article Permalink:

  • If you are adding a permalink to an article or other resource students wil be accessing form home ask them to log into the website before clicking on the link.
  • Any students or faculty may log into the site and databases will allow access.

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