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Locating the Permanent Link or Permalink

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Locating a permanent link or permalink to an article in the library databases

The URL in the address bar when using the library databases will usually not get you back to the article again. Instead, use the permanent link or permalink to save or send to your instructor.

 

URL is not a permanent link

 

Below are directions on how to find the permanent link or permalink to nursing articles. Finding the permanent link when using OneSearch on the library homepage is shown first followed by how to locate the permanent link when using CINAHL Complete, and the Wiley or ScienceDirect databases.

As always, please contact us if you need help!

Locating the permanent link or permalink when using OneSearch

Below is a screen shot of OneSearch results when looking for peer-reviewed, full text article published within the last five years.  Note the permanent link or permalink to the articles on the right.

 

OneSearch showing permalink

 

If we click on the title to the first article, we will go to the full text of the article in ProQuest. Note that when you click on Cite in the right-hand column, a permanent link to the article is not usually given. The DOI or document object identifier will not necessarily get you back to the article again.

 

ProQuest showing citation and doi

 

The OneSearch results, however, will.

 

OneSearch results permalink in detail

Locating the permanent link or permalink when using CINAHL Complete

It is easy to find the permanent link or permalink when using CINAHL Complete.

Below is a search string in CINAHL Complete looking for peer-reviewed articles on measles immunization.

CINAHL measles search

 

Below is a screen shot of the results.

 

 

Below is the first article. The find full text link in the left-hand column will find the full text in the Wiley database. Unfortunately, Wiley does not provide a permanent link to the article. Instead use the permanent link or permalink is in the right hand column of CINAHL (or EBSCOhost).

 

CINAHL article showing permanent link

 

 

Locating the permanent link or permalink when using ScienceDirect or Wiley

It is harder to find the permanent link when an article is in from Wiley or ScienceDirect databases.

Below is a screen shot from a ScienceDirect article. There is not an easily accessible permanent link to the article. The DOI will work on campus and from off campus if you have already logged into the library databases. It is better to get a link that will work from on or off campus.

 

ScienceDirect article

 

To get an easily accessible permanent link, copy the article title and paste it into the OneSearch box on the library homepage at esearch.sc4.edu.

 

Summon ScienceDirect article

 

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