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Links to the Articles for Your Students

 

If you find an article in a database or journal that our libraries subscribes and want to share it with your students, you need to use the right URL. Here are the ways to find it.

-Using the Permanent or Stable URL from Databases
   -- EBSCO Databases
   -- Proquest Databases
   -- JSTOR
   -- Other Publishers
-Alternative Ways

 

Using Permanent or Stable URL from Databases

The databases from big vendors such EBSCO, ProQuest, and JSTOR provide permanent (or stable) URLs to each article. Please see screenshots for where to find the appropriate link.

In EBSCO's databases:

  1. at the article's detailed page click the "Permalink" at the right side menu
  2. a link box automatically shows at the top of the article citation behind "Permalink"
  3. copy the URL from the box

* Please note: If the article is from Harvard Business Review, please DON'T use the permalink in your course materials. 

 

 

 

In ProQuest's databases:

  1. at the article's detailed page, scroll down to the "Indexing (details)" section
  2. find the "Document URL" to copy

 

 

 

In JSTOR database:

  1. go to the article's detailed page
  2. find and copy the "Stable URL"
  3. add this part "http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=" in the front of the stable URL to make a new URL (this allows off-campus students to access the article via our proxy server). The final URL should appear like this: http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/1234567

 

 

Other Publishers

Some publishers or vendors also provide the direct URL to the article. Most time, you can find it from the article's PDF cover page. See this screenshot as an example.

 

 

 

[Please note if you need students to be able to access the article off-campus, please add our proxy URL (http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=) in the front of the direct URL for that article, to make the final URL like this: http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://csi.sagepub.com/content/48/3/1 ]

If you need to use the article for your course reserves or course pack, please use our Journal Title Search for that journal, and look at the "terms of use" to see whether our subscription license allows this.

 

No Permanent URL from the Journal or Database? -- Alternative Ways

Using "Find It"

Not all the databases and journals provide permanent or stable URLs. In this case, please use our Find It button in the databases:

  1. in the database's article detailed page, click the blue "Find It" button
  2. when a new window opens (see the screenshot below) with full text article link, copy the URL from the browser's address box, which will be begin with "http://ag7fp7av8v.search.serial..."
  3. if you need the article as course reserve or course pack, please click on "terms of use" to see whether our subscription license allows it.

 

 

 

Reserve Request

If the "Find It" window doesn't show any links to an online full text or only shows the link via "CUA Print", please submit a reserve request to our libraries for special processing.

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