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Linking to Library Resources: Locating Article Permalinks

This guide will show you how to take advantage of permalinks and stable URLs to connect directly to the content you need.

Where to locate permalinks by database/resource

Linking back to FASTsearch results

To link back to items discovered in FASTsearch all you need to do is email yourself the result(s). **Note: you can email yourself multiple results at once by first adding them to the save folder in FASTsearch. 

To connect back to a work, simply click on the 'Link' option within the email. You'll first be asked to input your MyFielding log-in information, then you will be connected to the work. 


ProQuest Databases

You will find permalinks for ProQuest resources by viewing the 'Abstract/Details' information for a given work:

Scroll down through the details section to locate the permalink in the 'Document URL' box:

EBSCO Databases

When viewing a record in an EBSCO database, you will find a 'permalink' option in the 'Tools' menu on the right side of the page:

Once you click on 'permalink' EBSCO will generate one for you in the space above the work's title:


JSTOR offers stable URLs for all of its works. Once you've connected to a work, you can locate the 'stable URL' at the top of the screen with the rest of the citation/indexing details:

DOI Linking 

Some databases (such as Springer and Wiley) will not offer permalinks, but they will provide DOIs for articles. Often, the URL in the address bar for these works will function as a permalink (make sure to test it!). Otherwise, you can create ('proxy') your own permalink using DOI numbers. 

To accomplish this task you will need to combine the library's proxy prefix with the DOI URL. 

Our library will always use the same proxy prefix

The URL for a DOI is simply:   

Together they form

You just need to insert the DOI number after the last forward slash.

Let's look at an example.  Here's a record in Springer:

In this example, the proxied URL would be: