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Information for Faculty and Staff

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 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 OR check for something that says Permanent Link*. If it already has in the URL, you can copy and paste it into your Blackboard.  If not, you can add the following to the beginning of the URL (see examples in slideshow below):  

*The easiest way to link to e-books is by using the permanent link in the Library Catalog. This will not have the in the URL.


Option 1: Look for a stable link

Copy the stable URL (will sometimes have a DOI within it) and add it to: 


Screenshot example of stable links

Option 2: Copy the URL from your browser

Copy the URL from the location bar in your browser and add it to


Screenshot image of URL in browser.