Most database vendors provide the option to create a persistent link to an item record or full-text article.
Find step-by-step instructions for:
The following are EBSCO databases:
Academic Search Complete, Alt HealthWatch, Applied Science and Technology Source, Art Source, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, Education Source, Health Source, Humanities Source, MasterFILE Elite, Medline, PsycARTICLES, SPORTDiscus with Full Text, SocINDEX with Full Text.
EBSCO database example:
The following are Gale databases:
Academic OneFile, Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPI.Q.), Computer Database, Criminal Justice Collection, Educator's Reference Complete, Fine Arts & Music Collection, Popular Culture Collection.
Gale database example:
OVID articles may be accessed by searches performed on Summon
OVID database example:
The following are ProQuest databases:
ABI/Inform, ARTbibliography Modern, CBCA Business, CBCA Reference and Current Events, Canadian Newsstand, Criminal Justice Periodicals, DAAI: Design and Applies Arts Index, Physical Education Index, ProQuest Business Collection.
ProQuest database example:
The following ProQuest database uses an alternate search.
DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) are unique numbers assigned to digital objects and will not change over time. DOIs are usually found in the abstracts or TOCs, at the top or bottom of a journal article. To create a persistent link, simply add the following prefix to the DOI number:
Note: These instructions may be used for IEEE xPlore Digital Library as well.
ASTM Standards Online:
Conference Board of Canada E-Library:
To enable access from off-campus locations, you will need to add the following prefix to the persistent link: