Creating Persistent Links


Blackwell-Synergy / Wiley Inter Science

Cambridge Journals



  • Click on abstract
  • Click on “A Link to the Abstract/Details of This Article”
  • Copy and paste link provided
  • Students will have to click on PDF on toolbar at right side of page

Ebsco Research Databases

  • From the main page select: EBSCOhost Web
  • Select the desired index or data base
  • Enter the search terms
  • Only articles that say: “pdf full text” in search results are available
  • click the desired article’s link
  • scroll down, copy the “persistent link to this record”
  • the link should look like: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=0900852&site=ehost-live
  • Patron will need to “click on “full text PDF”

Gale - Academic OneFile - General OneFile – InfoTrac




  • Search the desired article
  • Click the “article information” link of the desired article
  • Select and copy the stable URL
  • The link should look like: http://www.jstor.org/stable/266153

LexisNexis Academic

OCLC First Search

Oxford Journals

Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

Project Muse


Science Direct

What is DOI?

A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier, one of the standards for online content identification that allows for redirection in the face of changing, or less permanent, URLs. This is what a DOI looks like: (It is usually preceded by "doi:") 10.1000/123456 or 10.1016/S0006-8993(00)02382-8
Here's an example DOI from Science Direct:

If you enter the DOI into a browser all by itself, it won't work. To make it operational, remove the "doi:" and add the following to the front of the DOI:
When you construct a URL from a DOI, it will look like this:

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