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E-Resource Permalinks to distribute Library materials to students

Permalinks:

is a permanent link (hence the name) that is used to refer to a particular article, book chapter, or book from library databases.

These links are to be used to share the full text of a digital publication with students for class purposes, not pdf files. 

Whether you are using JSTOR or CINAHL or Business Source Elite database, even the library catalog, locate the permalink and share it with students in one of 3 ways (accompanied by at least a brief citation).

  1. Place the permalink along with a citation in a Canvas course readings section
  2. Embed the link in your digital syllabus
  3. Email the permalink to students (NOT the pdf file as an attachment, as that is against the license agreements your library signs with database vendors.

 

Where are permalinks?

  • In an EBSCO journal database, view the full record (not just the result list) of an article and look off to the right for the permalink. Click on  the circled item in the image below and next copy & paste the link that appears in the URL window.

 

 

  • In a ProQuest database such as ABI/Inform below, the permalink is already in the URL window when you display the full record for an article you found in your result list:  0-search-proquest-com.library.lemoyne.edu/abicomplete/docview/2370351284/.....

 

  • In the library catalog, say for an e-book or a streaming video, it appears in the full record for the item on the right. Click on  the circled item in the image below and next copy & paste the link that appears in the URL window.

 

 

  • Here's an example of an ebook in the catalog