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Linking to Articles, E-Books, and Videos: Examples of Database-Provided Links

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

Format of Links to Articles, Ebooks, & Videos

These are examples of the links provided by our research databases and online collections to directly access specific artlcles, e-books, and video records. These links are called stable URLs, document URLs, permanent links, share links, or something similar. Instructions for viewing these links are given on the How to Link tab of this guide.

As explained in greater detail on other pages of this guide, these links usually have to be preceded by a special prefix link to work off-campus. If the sample link in the list below is preceded by a red (prefix) indicator, it means that the database has already added that prefix to the link they provide. You can simply copy it without further modification (except when Linking in Laulima). In the interest of clarity, we're using (prefix) instead of showing the actual prefix in these examples.

Some sites work a little differently, and don't require the proxy prefix: Kanopy, Opposing Viewpoints, Overdrive, and Swank.
ABI/INFORM Complete, ProQuest US West Newsstream
Academic Video Online, Ethnographic Video Online
Capstone Interactive Library
The Chronicle of Higher Education
CQ Researcher
Credo Reference
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Ebook Central
EBSCOhost Databases
Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic
Ethnographic Video Online
See Academic Video Online
Facts on File History Databases
Films on Demand
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Issues and Controversies
(prefix not necessary)
Opposing Viewpoints
(prefix not necessary)
(prefix not necessary)
ProQuest US West Newsstream
Science provides a DOI for some articles. Example: 10.1126/science.354.6310.273
ScienceDirect provides a DOI link. Example:
(prefix not necessary)
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