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Persistent Links

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Persistent links (or permalinks) are ways to "bookmark" your articles (complete with authorized access) for future use.

Persistent links are stable URLs that connect directly to content in library resources from either on or off-campus. When off campus, the persistent link will prompt users to authenticate with MyPCC credentials. Inserting or sharing a persistent link is the best way to provide easy access to eBooks, videos and articles from within Desire2Learn, Course Tools, email, or otherwise.

Do you have a broken link? The library upgraded our systems recently and existing persistent links need to be updated as a result. You can update existing persistent links using the library’s link converter or follow the instructions below to locate the persistent link a library resource.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)

  1. Search for an image
  2. Click on the title
  3. Copy the URL from the browser window
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

CQ Researcher

  1. Find an article
  2. Copy the "Document URL" at the bottom of the page
  3. Paste the URL into the desired location
  4. For email:  Click the email icon near the top right of the document page and send to desired recipient.  Off-campus access does not require a separate login.

Credo Reference

  1. Browse for an article or book of interest
  2. To get the persistent link:
      • the persistent URL is located at the bottom of the book or article in the citation area.  
      • Copy the entire url that appears after the words "Retrieved from" and begins with "http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?qurl=......."
  3. Paste the URL into the desired location

eBooks in the PCC Library Search

  1. Use the PCC library search
  2. At the results window, look for titles that say "Online access"
  3. Make sure the item is owned by Portland Community College Library
  4. Select the "View It" tab
  5. Click the link that says "...available at" to view the eBook
  6. Once the eBook reader displays, copy the URL from the web browser window
  7. For eBrary books: Add the following string to the beginning of the URL: http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=
    Example: eBrary book URL:
     http://site.ebrary.com/lib/portlandcc/docDetail.action?docID=10650992
    Example: eBrary persistent URL:
    http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/portlandcc/docDetail.action?docID=10650992
  8. Paste the entire persistent URL into the desired location

EBSCOhost

Includes: All EBSCOhost databases to which the library subscribes. See: Databases A-Z

  1. Search for an article in EBSCOhost then click on the article title to get to the full article
  2. In the "Tools" area on the right side of the page, click on the link that says "Permalink"
  3. The "Permalink" begins with the URL "http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=...".  
  4. If you are using a permalink that was created prior to October 2013, the URL will need to be changed to the current "permalink".
  5. Copy the URL that displays in the "Permalink" pop-up box
  6. Paste the URL into the desired location

 

Films On Demand

  1. Search for a video or video segment
  2. Click on the title of the item
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Look for the "Segment URL" or the "Title URL" and copy it. The URL begins with "http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url="
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location
  6. If the URL contains "?url=http://digital.films.com.libproxy.pcc.edu/[...]", edit it to "?url=http://digital.films.com/[...]"

Gale Discovering Collection, Nursing Resource Center

  1. Search for an article, eBook, or image
  2. Click on the title
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Find the URL at the end of the "Source Citation" section and copy (without the angle brackets < >)
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale General Business File ASAP, Health and Wellness Resource Center

  1. Search for an article or eBook
  2. Click on the title of the item
  3. Copy the URL from the browser window
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

  1. Search for an article or eBook
  2. Click on the title to get to the full article or eBook
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  4. Copy the "Document URL" that is displayed
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location

Gale databases - all others

  1. Search for an article or eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  2. In the right toolbar box select "Bookmark this Document"
  3. Copy the URL & paste into the desired location
  4. For email --Paste the following URL string at the beginning of the URL that is sent in the email to get the complete article stable URL - http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=.
  5. D2L instructors will need to go one step further to modify the URL from http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url= to http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?qurl=

JSTOR

  1. Search for an article in JSTOR and click on the title to get to the full record page
  2. Select the "View citation" link on the right
  3. Copy the Article Stable URL
  4. Paste the following at the beginning of the Article Stable URL:
    http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=
    Example: http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/25145981
  5. D2L instructors will need to go one step further to modify the URL from url= to qurl=
    Example: http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?qurl=http://www.jstor.org/stable/25145981
  6. Paste the final Article Stable URL into the desired location

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Includes the New York Times and other magazines and newspapers.

  1. Find an article in LexisNexis
  2. Click on the title to get to the full article
  3. look for the "Copy Document Link" icon on the right-hand side in the shaded bar at the top (it looks like a clipboard with a chain link)
  4. Follow the directions in the pop-up window to copy and paste the URL

Directory of Open Access Journals

Includes all peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals that can be accessed free of charge. See: Directory of Open Access Journals

  1. Find an article in a journal
  2. Click on the title of the article
  3. Right-click (or Command-click) on the full-text link and choose to copy the link address
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

Oxford Art Online

  1. Find an article or image and click on the title
  2. Select "Cite" from the options near the top right of the screen
  3. The correct persistent URL is found in the Chicago citation section
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

ProQuest

Includes: Alt-Press Watch, Biology Journals, GenderWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch, The Wall Street Journal

  1. Find an article in a ProQuest database and click on the title
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. Copy the "Document URL" that is displayed
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

Science Direct

 

  1. Find an article in Science Direct
  2. Look for the DOI link in the title section - the DOI begins with "http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.pcc.edu"
    Example DOI: http://dx.doi.org.libproxy.pcc.edu/10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012
  3. Right-click (or Command-click) on the DOI link and choose to copy the link address
  4. Paste the URL into the desired location

SIRS Knowledge Source

1. Find an article in the SIRS database
2. Copy the URL from the browser window by selecting the entire string then select Edit -->Copy
3. Paste the following at the beginning of the browser copied URL:
    http://libproxy.pcc.edu/login?url= 
4. Paste the final URL into desired location