How can I post a link to an article in a database?
To link directly to an article in a database, you'll need to use a "persistent link" or a "permanent URL". This will enable students to use the link at any time, from on or off campus. Just copying the URL in the address bar when looking at an article will not work.
Most databases offer persistent links, although the location of the link differs by database.
As an example, in Ebsco's Academic Search Premier database, the "Permalink" can be found along the right hand side of the screen. The red arrow marks its location in the image below.
If you have any trouble linking to an article, or need help linking to articles in databases provided by companies other than EBSCO, please contact us.