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Databases Help

Information about how to access online databases, eBooks, eJournals and other library resources that are available to current EKU Library students, faculty, and staff.

What is a Persistent Link?

Need reliable links to articles and other resources to post on Blackboard or share with other people at EKU?  Simply copying and pasting the URL from the browser does not ensure a durable link - in fact, those browser links are often temporary "session" links that are unique to your session on your computer. If you want to share a link to a book, book chapter, article, streaming video, or any other online resource provided by EKU Libraries, this guide can help you figure out how to do that.

The list at the left will direct you to persistent linking information by specific publisher's platforms.  Only resources that offer persistent linking are listed.

**Always test your persistent links at the beginning of each semester**

If you encounter any problems or have a question, please ask us.

 

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

To get the persistent link for an eBook or eBook book chapter on the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection platform, click the Link icon located at the top:

ABC-Clio Persistent Link Step One

The persistent link for you to to copy will appear directly above the title. In order for this persistent link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the link.

ABC-Clio Persistent Link Step Two

Here is what the persistent link will look like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://legacy.abc-clio.com/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313081514&id=GR3415-10

Alexander Street Press Academic video Online

Both streaming videos and streaming video clips can be linked on the Alexander Street Academic Video Online platform.

Alexander Street Academic Video Online Streaming Videos

To get the persistent link for a streaming video on the Alexander Street Academic Video Online platform, click the Embed/Link icon beneath the video:

A box will popup with the persistent link for you to copy:

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: http://search.alexanderstreet.com.libproxy.eku.edu/pbsv/view/work/1787351

In order for the link to work off-campus, the proxy prefix needs to be added to the persistent link.  Here is what the complete link will look like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/1787351


Alexander Street Academic Video Online Streaming Video Clips

To get the persistent link for a streaming video clip, locate the clip you wish to link to in the Clips section to the right of the streaming video:

A box will popup with the persistent link for you to copy.

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: http://search.alexanderstreet.com.libproxy.eku.edu/view/work/1787349/clip/127330

In order for the link to work off-campus, the proxy prefix needs to be added to the persistent link.  Here is what the complete link will look like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/1787349/clip/127330

American Chemical Society

To get the persistent link to an article on the American Chemical Society website, view the article record.  Copy the link in the address bar of your browser.  In order for the link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the persistent link.

ACS Persistent Link

This is what a persistent link will look like, with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar800255q

BioOne

To get the persistent link for an article in BioOne, first copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the article title, at the top of the page or with the article citation.

BioOne Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number: http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.4001/1021-3589-16.2.253, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/1021-3589-16.2.253

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.4001/1021-3589-16.2.253

Cambridge Companions

Both eBooks and eBook chapters can be linked on the Cambridge Companions platform.

Cambridge Companions eBooks

To get the persistent link for an eBook on the Cambridge Companions platform, copy the DOI link located at the top of the eBook landing page:

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy prefix.  Here is what the complete link will look like with the proxy prefix:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781107280601

Cambridge Companions eBook Chapters

To get the persistent link for an eBook chapter on the Cambridge Companions platform, copy the DOI link located at the top of the eBook chapter landing page:

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy prefix.  Here is what the complete link will look like with the proxy prefix:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCO9781107280601.007

Cambridge Journals

To get the persistent link for an article on the Cambridge Journals website, first copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the article title, at the top of the page or with the article citation.

Cambridge Journals Online Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number:

http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.1017/S0140525X09000569, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09000569

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the final URL willl look like with the proxy prepend:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09000569

CQ Press

To get the persistent link for an entry on the CQ Press platform, copy the URL next to "Document URL" at the bottom of the entry.

CQ Press Persistent Link

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of this link.

Here is what the persistent link will look like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/scyb/scyb96-0000064594

EBL eBooks

Both eBooks and eBook chapters can be linked on the EBL platform

EBL eBooks

To get the persistent link for an EBL eBook, first copy the link from the address bar of the internet browser:

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: http://eku.eblib.com.libproxy.eku.edu/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=618782

EBL links already have the proxy prefix masked within them, so you do not need to add the proxy prefix:

http://eku.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=618782

EBL eBook Chapters

To get the persistent link for a chapter within an EBL eBook, go to the Contents tab and find the chapter.  Right-click the chapter title and click "Save link address" from the drop-down menu.

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: http://eku.eblib.com.libproxy.eku.edu/patron/Read.aspx?p=618782&pg=28​

EBL links already have the proxy prefix masked masked within them, so you do not need to add the proxy prefix:

http://eku.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=618782&pg28

EBSCOhost Databases

To get the persistent link for an article or ebook in an EBSCOhost database, first click the "Permalink" link located in the Tools column, to the right of the record. 

EBSCOhost Persistent Link Step One

The persistent link will appear at the top of the record. 

The proxy URL is included in the link, so you do not need to add it.  Here is what the complete URL looks like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28054003&site=ehost-live

EBSCOhost eBooks

Both eBooks and eBook chapters can be linked on the EBSCOhost platform.

EBSCOhost eBook

To get the persistent link for an eBook on the EBSCOhost platform, first click the "Permalink" link located in the Tools column, to the right of the record: 

The persistent link will appear at the top of the record: 

The proxy URL is included in the link, so you do not need to add it.  Here is what the complete URL looks like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=113964&site=ehost-live&scope=site

EBSCO eBook Chapter

To get the persistent link for an eBook chapter on the EBSCOhost platform, first make sure you are on the first page of the chapter you wish to link to.  Then, click the "Permalink" link located in the Tools column, to the right of the record:

The persistent link will appear at the top:

The proxy URL is included in the link, so you do not need to add it.  Here is what the complete URL looks like: 

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e000xna&AN=113964&site=ehost-live&scope=site&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_54

English Historical Documents

To get the persistent link for a document or volume on the English Historical Documents platform, copy the url from the address bar of your internet browser:

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: http://www.englishhistoricaldocuments.com.libproxy.eku.edu/document/view.html?id=112#

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the link. Here is what the complete link looks like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.englishhistoricaldocuments.com/document/view.html?id=112#

Encyclopedia of the First Amendment

See the CQ Press box for information on creating persistent links for entries in the Supreme Court Yearbook.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GRVL)

To get the persistent link to a document or eBook on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform, click the Bookmark icon located at the top of the entry:

A box will popup containing the persistent link for you to copy.

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: 

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com.libproxy.eku.edu/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2688200367&v=2.1&u=rich43584&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=85e2bdfc632a58e241aae01389d8d11b

The correct proxy prefix is already included at the beginning of the link.  Here is what the complete link will look like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX2688200367&v=2.1&u=rich43584&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=85e2bdfc632a58e241aae01389d8d11b

Global Issues in Context

To get the persistent link for a document in Global Issues in Context, click the "Bookmark" link in the Tools section at the top of the document.

Gale Persistent Link Step One

A box will popup with the persistent link. 

 

Highwire

To get the persistent link for an article on the Highwire platform, view the article record. Copy the link in the address bar of your browser.

In order for the link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the persistent link.

Highwire Persistent Link

Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://jah.oxfordjournals.org/content/94/1/122.full

IngentaConnect

To get the persistent link to an article on the IngentaConnect website, view the article record. Copy the link in the address bar of your browser.

In order for the link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the persistent link.

Ingenta Persistent Link

This is what a persistent link will look like, with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cot/bjot/2010/00000073/00000010/art00003

IOPScience

To get the persistent link to an article in IOPScience, rightclick the DOI link, located above the article title.

IOPScience Persistent Link Step One

In the dropdown menu that appears, select "Copy Link Location."  For IE users, click "Copy Shortcut." 

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the persistent link.

IOPScience Persistent Link Step Two

This is what a persistent link looks like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-6041/4/3/035003

JSTOR

To get the persistent link for an article on JSTOR, copy the "Stable URL" at the top of the page.

JSTOR Persistent Link

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the link.

This is what the persistent link looks like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/30035102

Kanopy Streaming

You can either copy the URL in the address bar or use field that appears after clicking the "share" button on the video page.

 

 Image of Kanopy video page illustrating button location as well as shared URL field

Kentucky Scholarship Online

Both eBooks and eBook chapters can be linked on the Kentucky Scholarship Online platform.

Kentucky Scholarship Online eBooks

To get the persistent link for an eBook on the Kentucky Scholarship Online platform, first click the Cite button in the upper right hand corner:

Select a format from the dropdown menu (it doesn't matter which one):

Copy the link from the citation:

The proxy prefix will need to be added to the link.  Here is what the complete link looks like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.001.0001/upso-9780813130071

Kentucky Scholarship Online eBook Chapters

To get the persistent link for an eBook chapter on the Kentucky Scholarship Online platform, first click the Cite button in the upper right hand corner:

Select a format from the dropdown menu (it doesn't matter which one):

Copy the link from the citation:

The proxy prefix will need to be added to the link.  Here is what the complete link looks like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.001.0001/upso-9780813130071-chapter-2

Literature Criticism Online

To get the persistent link for a document on the Literature Criticism Online platform, click the Bookmark icon located to the right of the document: 

Literature Criticism Online Persistent Link

A box will popup with the persistent link for you to copy:

The proxy prefix is already included in the persistent link.  Here is what the complete link will look like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CZJZQKP687938979&v=2.1&u=rich43584&it=r&p=LCO&sw=w&asid=78f854a398ac502cee42618bae216644

Literature Resources from Gale

To get the persistent link to a document on the Literature Resources from Gale platform, click the Bookmark icon.  

This icon will either be located at the top of the entry: 

or to the right of the entry:

A box will popup containing the persistent link for you to copy:

The proxy prefix is already included in the persistent link.  Here is what the complete link will look like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA161502024&v=2.1&u=rich43584&it=r&p=GLS&sw=w&asid=fb4961e084306ffed34e5c00f38339be

Naxos Music Library

Each collection and each song in Naxos Music Library has a persistent link.

Link to a collection:

While on the webpage for the collection you wish to link to, copy the URL in the address bar of your browser.  The proxy URL for off-campus access is already built into the link, so you do not need to add it.

Naxos Collection Persistent Link

Link to a specific song:

On the webpage for the collection containing the song you wish to link to, click the Show Static URL button in the lefthand column.

Naxos Song Persistent Link Step One

Once the Show Static URL button is clicked, each song in the righthand column will have a URL displayed beneath it.  Copy the link for the song you wish to link to.  The proxy URL for off-campus access is already built into the link, so you do not need to add it.

Naxos Song Persistent Link Step Two

This is what the persistent link will look like, with the proxy URL built into it:

http://eku.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.asp?s=114956%2Fekunml02%2Fqv8729%5F004

NBCLearn

To get the persistent link for a streaming video on the NBCLearn platform, first click the Share link beneath the streaming video:

The Share tab will expand, including the persistent link for you to copy:

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: https://highered-nbclearn-com.libproxy.eku.edu/portal/site/HigherEd/browse?cuecard=101046

In order for this link to work off-campus, the proxy prefix must be added.  Here is what the complete link looks like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=https://highered-nbclearn-com/portal/site/HigherEd/browse?cuecard=101046

New Day Digital Streaming Videos

To get the persistent link for a streaming video on the New Day Digital platform, first copy the link in the address bar of your internet browser: 

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: 

http://dma.iriseducation.org.libproxy.eku.edu/index.php?dma=1&del=S&fmt=8&title=2001302&seg=3002202&pid=139586&maxbps=1500&site=2&license=af458a4a847984c91e4cc910cf3b5d73&sid=da3e7379c0b5f68a8fb9e3de83aae5d5

In order for this link to work off-campus, the proxy prefix needs to be added.  Here is what the complete link will look like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dma.iriseducation.org/index.php?dma=1&del=S&fmt=8&title=2001302&seg=3002202&pid=139586&maxbps=1500&site=2&license=af458a4a847984c91e4cc910cf3b5d73&sid=da3e7379c0b5f68a8fb9e3de83aae5d5

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

To get the persistent link for a document in Opposing Viewpoints in Context, click the "Bookmark" link in the Tools section at the top of the document.

Gale Persistent Link Step One

A box will popup with the persistent link.  In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL in front of the link.

Gale Persistent Link Step Two

Here is what the persistent link looks like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/gic/infomark.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&docType=IAC&idigest=87c3696ed657d25964dd4ad8a05241ea&type=retrieve&tabID=T004&prodId=GIC&docId=CJ232265608&userGroupName=rich43584&version=1.0&source=gale

Ovid

To get the persistent link to an article in Ovid, click on the Email PDF Jumpstart link in the "Article Tools" column to the right of the article title. 

A box containing the PDF Jumpstart link will appear.

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the complete persistent link willl look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00006205-201008000-00013&D=ovft&PDF=y

Oxford Journals

See the Highwire box for information on creating persistent links to articles published in Oxford journals.

Oxford Music Online

To get the persistent link to an entry in Oxford Music Online, first click the "Cite" link located in the upper righthand corner of the entry.

Oxford Music Persistent Link Step One

Copy the link in the citation.  The link is the same regardless of citation style.

Oxford Music Persistent Link Step Two

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of this link.

Here is what the persistent link will look like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/grove/music/22960

Oxford Reference Books

To get the persistent link for an entry in Oxford Reference Books, first click the pencil icon in the upper right hand corner of the entry.

In the popup box, select a citation format from the dropdown menu (it doesn't matter which format).

The link will appear at the end of the citation.  Copy the link.

 

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of this link.

Here is what the persistent link will look like with the proxy URL added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198662716.001.0001/acref-9780198662716-e-254

Project Muse

To get the persistent link to an article on the Project Muse website, view the article record.  Copy the link in the address bar of your browser. 

In order for the link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of the persistent link.

This is what a persistent link will look like, with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_annals_of_the_deaf/v154/154.1.vernon.html

ProQuest

To get the persistent link for an article in the ProQuest databases, click the "Cite/Abstract" link located beneath the article title.

The persistent link is located in the "Document URL" field.  

The proxy URL is included in the link, so you do not need to add it.  Here is what the complete URL looks like:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/91807609?accountid=10628

PsychiatryOnline

To get the persistent link for a document in PsychiatryOnline, first copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the document title, at the top of the page.

PsychiatryOnline Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number:

http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.9641, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.9641

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.9641

Psychotherapy.net Streaming Videos

To get the persistent link for a streaming video on the Psychotherapy.net platform, first copy the link in the address bar of your internet browser:

In order for this link to work off-campus, the proxy prefix needs to be added.  Here is what the complete link will look like with the proxy prefix added: 

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://www.psychotherapy.net/stream/eku/video?vid=069

 

Safari Tech eBooks

In order to get the persistent link for an eBook on the Safari Tech eBooks platform, copy the link in the address bar of your internet browser:

Next, remove the ".libproxy.eku.edu" text from the middle of the link: 

http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com.libproxy.eku.edu/9781449381943?tocview=true

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy prefix to the link.  Here is what the complete link looks like with the proxy prefix added:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://proquestcombo.safaribooksonline.com/9781449381943?tocview=true

Sage

To get the persistent link for an article in Sage, first copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the article title, at the top of the page or with the article citation.

Sage Journals Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number:

http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.1177/105381510602800404, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/105381510602800404

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/105381510602800404

ScienceDirect

To get the persistent link to a specific journal, right-click on "Shortcut link to this Title". In order for the persistent link to work off-campus, you must add the proxy URL to the beginning of the link.

To get the persistent link for an article in ScienceDirect, copy the DOI link located at the top of the article.

In order for the persistent link to work off-campus, you must add the proxy URL to the beginning of the link.

This is what the persistent link looks like with the proxy URL added to it:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2009.03.009

Supreme Court Yearbook

See the CQ Press box for information on creating persistent links for entries in the Supreme Court Yearbook.

Taylor & Francis Online

To get the persistent link to an article in Taylor and Francis Online, copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the article title, at the top of the page or with the article citation.

Taylor & Francis Online Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number:

http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.1080/01924780802256253, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01924780802256253

In order for this link to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL to the beginning of this link.  Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01924780802256253

Wiley Online Library

To get the persistent link for an article in Wiley Online Library, first copy the DOI number for the article.  The DOI number is typically located near the article title, at the top of the page or with the article citation.

Wiley Online Library Persistent Link

You will need to construct a URL using the DOI Number you copied.  Place the following text in front of the DOI Number:

http://dx.doi.org/

Using the DOI Number in the example above, 10.1111/j.1540-5931.2010.00767.x, here is what the URL will look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5931.2010.00767.x

In order for this URL to work off-campus, you will need to add the proxy URL.  Here is what the complete persistent link will look like with the proxy URL:

http://libproxy.eku.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5931.2010.00767.x