Q. Where do I find the permanent links to articles in library databases?
In nearly all library databases, if you plan to return to an article, eBook, or other resource later, you will need to capture and use the permanent link for the resource, rather than the url that is in the address bar. This is because urls in the address bar "break" and expire over time.
Below you will find instructions for locating permanent links to resources within popular library databases.
1. EBSCOhost databases:
Click on the permalink button in the right column.
After the permalink opens, copy the address.
2. ProQuest databases:
Simply copy the url/address from the address bar.
3. Gale databases:
Click the Get Link button, and copy the url that appears.
Next, add an Open Athens prefix to front the url: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/rasmussen.edu?url=
The resulting permanent link will look something like this: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/rasmussen.edu?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/CX3404300014/GVRL?u=mnarasmuss&sid=GVRL&xid=59580346
Click on the Page Link button, and copy the url that appears.
5. ASP (Alexander Street Press) databases:
Click on the Share button near the top of the screen, press the Copy Permalink button.
Once you've copied the permalink, add an Open Athens prefix to the front of the url: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/rasmussen.edu?url=
The resulting permanent link will look something like this: https://go.openathens.net/redirector/rasmussen.edu?url=://video.alexanderstreet.com/watch/cuban-only-morons-start-a-business-on-a-loan
7. Films on Demand databases:
Press the Share button.
Then, click on the Embed/Link tab. Next, copy the Record URL if you want the URL for the full video series, or the Segment URL if you only want a link to that specific segment.