Because database access is restricted to our students, faculty, and staff, it's necessary to get the right link to paste in Canvas, your syllabus, email, etc, when you want to link to an article.
Different databases handle this differently. Below you'll find the most common ones.
Remember: if you don't see a "permalink" or "stable URL" option in a database, try copying the address in the browser's address bar. To make sure it works, simply paste it into different browser than the one where you copied it.
When you want to share an EBSCO article, look for the "Permalink" icon (see figure 1).
Figure 1. Get the permalink from an article in an EBSCO database
In JSTOR articles, you will see a stable URL beneath the article title (figure 2).
Figure 2. JSTOR places stable URLs below the article title
To obtain a link to a Lexis Nexis article:
Figure 3. Nexis Uni document link is found near the top right corner of the page under "Actions"
In some databases, there is no permalink or stable URL. In that case, just copy the URL from the address bar of your browser.
Figure 5. Project MUSE is an example of a database where you can just copy and paste the address in the address bar
Once you've copied an article URL:
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