Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2023     Views: 143

Sometimes you have to look in a different place to find a good, permanent link that will get you back to the full-text of an article from the library's databases.

LibSearch (EBSCOhost- EBSCO databases such as LibSearch, Academic Search Premier, and CINAHL have an icon on the right side of an article (under TOOLS) called Permalink. Click on that and copy the URL that pops up to add to the end of your citations, which often don't have the Permalinks included (see screenshots below):


ProQuest - ProQuest databases such as ABI/INFORM, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Health & Medical Collection have a Document URL that is a permanent link to that article that can be found at the top, far right under the "All Options" icon (3 dots), or at the bottom of the Abstract/Details page. This FAQ has screenshots showing where it is, and links to brief videos demonstrating how to find persistent links in three main databases. For other databases, see the attached chart for permanent link locations by database family.

If you still have difficulties, go to one of our Chat icons and share the article info with a librarian, who will get you a full-text link.

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