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Linking to Articles

Linking to Library Articles

Want to share an online article with your students?

For most databases, you can't simply copy the URL of the page. You need to take a few extra steps to make sure your students can get to the article you want them to read.

Use the guide below to create permanent links to articles from library databases. Post the links in Desire2Learn, online, or email them. If you follow the steps below, the links will work everywhere!

Library Prefix

You will need to add the Library Prefix to most of the links. Here's the Library Prefix for easy copy and pasting:

http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=

Linking to Library Resources

Database Getting the Link Formatting the Link
CQ Researcher
  1. Locate and view the full text
  2. Copy the Document URL at the bottom of the page
  3. Add the Library Prefix

 

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Example Link:

  • http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2001033000

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/
    cqresearcher/cqresrre2001033000
EBSCOhost
  1. Locate the article and view the full text or citation
  2. Click on Permalink on the right side of the screen
  3. Copy the URL

 


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Example Link:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=51902682&site=ehost-live&scope=site

 

Note about eBooks in EBSCOhost:

Due to license restrictions, only one user may view an ebook at a time. This may cause problems for your students as they will be blocked from using the book if another student is using it at the same time.

Gale / Infotrac / Gale Virtual Reference Library
  1. Locate the article and view the full text
  2. Select Bookmark
  3. Copy the URL
  4. Add Library Prefix if necessary (see info on the right)

 

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GVRL and Infotrac

 

 

If you copied the link on campus, you need to add the Library Prefix.

Example Link:

  • http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage
    /ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName
    =Reference&prodId=BIC1
    &action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%
    7CH1000166745&mode=view&
    userGroupName=mans42571&
    jsid=d6f62df144b858e276d994dc2bf01e17

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://ic.galegroup.com/
    ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=
    Reference&prodId=BIC1&action=e&
    windowstate=normal&catId=&
    documentId=GALE%7CH1000166745&
    mode=view&userGroupName
    =mans42571&jsid=d6f62df144b858e276d994dc2bf01e17
JSTOR
  1. Locate the article and view the full text
  2. Copy the Article Stable URL, near the top of the page
  3. Add the Library Prefix

 

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Example Link:

  • http://www.jstor.org/stable/3792961

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/3792961
Nursing E-Book Collection from OVID
  1. Locate the section of a book that you want.
  2. Click on "Email Jumpstart"
  3. Copy the URL in the comments of the email
  4. Add the Library Prefix


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Example Link:

  • http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books1&AN=00139878/5th_Edition/7&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/TXTBKBD%5b1%5d/DIVISIONA%5b3%5d/CHAPTER%5b1%5d

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books1&AN=00139878/5th_Edition/7&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/TXTBKBD%5b1%5d/DIVISIONA%5b3%5d/CHAPTER%5b1%5d
Oxford Music Online

Oxford Linking is not working properly in the new interface (12/17). We are working on it.

  1. Locate the item/page.
  2. Copy the URL below the title of the article.
  3. Add Library Prefix if necessary (see info on the right)

 

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On campus, you will need to add the Library Prefix. Example Link:

  • https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.46545

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.46545

 

From off campus: Just copy the link:

  • https://doi-org.proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.A2219005
Proquest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
  1. Locate the book you want to link to
  2. Click on "Share Link to Book"
  3. Copy the link
  4. Add library prefix

 

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Example Link:

  • https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/mansfield-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4604744

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/mansfield-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4604744
ScienceDirect
  1. Locate the article and view the full text
  2. Locate the link that starts with "doi"
  3. Copy the link (not the text)
  4. Add Library Prefix if necessary (see info on the right)

 

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If you copied the link on campus, you need to add the Library Prefix.

Example Link:

  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.02.040

Example Link with Library Prefix:

  • http://proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.02.040

If you copied the link off campus, you are done.

Example Link:

  • http://dx.doi.org.proxy-mansfield.klnpa.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.02.040

Shortening that URL

If the URL you create is too long, feel free to use TinyURL or Bit.ly to shorten the URL. Be sure to add the Library Prefix to the URL before you use TinyURL or Bit.ly.

Need Help?

If you need help linking to library resources or are wanting to link to something not on this list, please contact:

Sheila Kasperek
skaspere@mansfield.edu
570-662-4675