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How to create a link to articles and other content from library research databases.

What Doesn't Work, and What Does.

If you want to send or post a link to an article, e-book, or streaming video from one of our research databases, you can't just copy the URL that appears in your browser's address bar. That URL is often temporarily generated for that particular viewing, and/or will not work from off-campus.

Most databases will provide you with a stable URL that can be used to access the article. Instructions for finding the stable URL are in the sections below.

Proxy Prefix

The URL needs to be preceded by "http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=" to work from off-campus. This prefix is automatically included in the URL by some databases; you will need to manually add it in front of the provided URL if it is not.

To link to an article using a DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, append the DOI to the end of this URL: http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Following the Link

Someone who is on campus will go directly to the article. Someone who is off-campus will have to log in with their UH username and password before getting to the article.

EBSCOhost and ScienceDirect

You will need to be viewing an individual article or article record to follow these instructions.

EBSCOhost
When viewing the article record, click on the Permalink icon on the right side of the screen.

The link will look like this: http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=94636424&site=ehost-live
ScienceDirect
​A link appears below the article's title and author. It will look like this: http://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu:2304/10.1016/S0141-1136(99)00029-X

You can also link directly to a journal or journal issue in ScienceDirect by following these directions.

Other Databases

You will need to be viewing an individual article or article record to follow these instructions.

ABI/INFORM Complete
Click on the Abstract/Details tab, then look for the Document URL. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Chronicle of Higher Education
You can use the URL in the address bar. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
CQ Researcher
Click on the CiteNow! link. An article-specific URL is provided for Chicago- or Bluebook-style citations. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Credo Reference
Click on the Permalink button (with the chain icon) at the top of the screen.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Click on the Bookmark icon, in the row of icons at the top of the column to the right of the page viewer. Precede the URL with the proxy prefix.
Ebook Central
Click on the Share Link to Book link on the left side of the screen.
eHRAF
Click on the Permalink icon at the bottom of the page. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic
You can use the URL in the address bar. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Ethnographic Video Online
Click on Embed/Link below the video viewer. Precede the Permalink with the proxy prefix.
Facts on File History Databases
Look for the Record URL at the bottom of the page.
Films on Demand
Look for the Record URL below the video viewer.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Click on the Bookmark icon at the top right of the screen. Precede the URL with the proxy prefix.
Issues and Controversies
Look for the Record URL at the bottom of the page.
JSTOR
Look for the Stable URL below the citation near the top of the screen. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Kanopy
Click on Share/Embed below the video viewer. Precede the URL with the proxy prefix.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Look for the URL near the bottom of the page. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
ProQuest News & Newspapers
Click on the Abstract/Details tab, then look for the Document URL. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
SAGE Business Researcher
You can use the URL in the address bar. Precede it with the proxy prefix.
Today's Science
Look for the Record URL at the bottom of the page.
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