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Create Persistent Links to electronic Journal Articles

Providing persistent links or URLs to electronic journal articles instead of distributing photocopies avoids violating Copyright Law, saves money and is good for the environment. Persistent links are stable and allow authorized users to access the articles when off campus. The links can be inserted in Blackboard course pages or other web pages.

Instructions

1. Locate the desired full-text article in an electronic journal subscribed to by the University of Rochester libraries.

2. Locate the article's DOI (Digital Object Identifier). DOIs are unique, persistent numbers assigned to most recent journal articles.

Example of DOI

 

3. If you can't find a DOI look for a stable URL provided by the publisher. Often the stable URL displays as the address of the web page for the full-text article.

Stable URL for full-text journal article

 

Some publishers provide links to their stable URLs.

Ovid journals:

Ovid jumpstart

Proquest journals:

Proquest URL

JSTOR journals:

JSTOR URL

4. Open Miner Library's Journal Article Link Generator. Click YES if you have a DOI. Paste the DOI in the first box and click Create Link to create a persistent link. Click NO if you don't have a DOI, copy the publisher's stable URL in the first box and click Create Link. Test the new persistent link to make sure it works. Finally, copy the persistent link and insert it into your Blackboard course page or other web page.

 

Library Search

 

Journal Article Link Generator

 

For Help Creating Persistent Links

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