When searching in Fox Hunt or the library databases, you click on a source in your search results and you get to read the full text. But behind the scenes, the database creates a temporary link that allows you to get to the source from the search results page and once you're done searching the link breaks down or expires. So it is important to know how to find a permanent link to the resource you are using to ensure you get access even when your search is done.
Use this guide to determine the ways to find permanent links in Library databases and the exceptions where permanent links are not necessary.
There are some exceptions to this and they include but are not limited to:
The links at the top of the browser can be saved and used to access materials from these database or publishers.
There are some databases that do not allow you to link to their content. They include but are not limited to:
You should download anything you wish to use in the future from these databases as a means to retain access. For citations, check out the Citing Business Sources Page for guidance.
EbscoHost databases have a Permalink option in the right hand menu. Click the Permalink and it will generate a link.
EbscoHost Databases include:
Gale databases have a "Get Link" option in the right-hand corner. Click the "Get Link" button and it will generate a link.
Gale Databases include:
ProQuest Databases provide a "Document URL" to link to their sources. This can be found on the Abstract/Details or Details tab of the record for a source. Scroll down on this tab until you find the "Document URL" field.
Scroll down on this tab until you find the "Document URL" field.
ProQuest Databases include:
A link is provided on the page, click the copy button to save it
Look for the Chain at the top right hand side of the page
Filmmaker's Library Online/Social Work Online/60 Minutes Collection
Click the share button above the video. In the menu that opens click the copy permalink button.
Look for a field labeled Stable URL
Oxford Art Online
Click the share symbol and then click more at the bottom of the drop down that opens. A link will be generated that you can save.
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