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Persistent Links

Adding Persistent Links to Your Web-based Teaching Material

Want to provide access to full-text material from your web page? You can create persistent links to access full-text articles from many of Hunter Library’s databases. The URL can be incorporated into a webpage, Blackboard, or even sent in an e-mail.

1. Determine full-text availability by using the Journal Title Search in the catalog to search for a particular journal title. The catalog record will indicate online availability of full-text and the range of accessible years. Click through the links to access the full text. 

2. Check the URL in the location bar. If it already has in the URL, you can copy and paste it into your Blackboard.  If not, access the full text of the journal or specific article, copy the entire URL, and add this prefix to it:


Proxy prefix

And here is a sample link: 

Databases that Provide a Persistent Link

You can cut and paste the URL from the address bar for these journal publishers. If a publisher is not on the list, you must use the provided "persistent link to this article." The persistent link will have the "" in the URL.

  • ACM Digtal Library
  • ACS Publications
  • Brill
  • Project Muse
  • Springer

In EBSCO databases, you can go to the Permalink option to the right of the article bstract. This permalink may be copied and pasted into your BlackBoard course, etc.



Permalink in EBSCO