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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, a learning management system such as Canvas, or even sent in an e-mail.

1. Determine full-text availability by using the 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 for a place in the article or book record that says Permanent Link or Permalink. Copy and paste that link into Canvas, etc.


Make your own persistent 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." 

  • 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 abstract. This permalink may be copied and pasted into your course management software.