How do I Bookmark or Share Links to Articles from Library Databases? – OHIO University Libraries

How do I Bookmark or Share Links to Articles from Library Databases?

Persistent or Permanent Links

To share or bookmark a link to specific resource within a library database, you will want to use what is called a persistent link rather than using the link from your browser’s address bar. The location of this persistent link (often referred to as a permanent or permalink) will vary by database. Some common databases that offer this feature include:

  • ArticlesPlus, CINAHL and other EBSCO databases
    • To share a set of search results: click on the Share menu at the top of the results list. Copy the URL that appears under the section that says Use Permalink. 
    • To share a single article or other item: look for the Tools section to the right of the page, and click Permalink. Copy the URL that appears above the article title.
  • ProQuest databases like US Newsstream:
    • To share a set of search results: click on the Save search/alert link at the top of the results page. Click the option that says Get search link. Copy the URL that appears in the pop up window. These links expire after one year.
    • To share a single article or other item: Click on the Details tab and look for the Document URL row. Copy this URL.
  • JSTOR:
    • To share a single article: look for the Stable URL listing on the page for article.
  • Nexis Uni (previously known as Lexis Nexis):
    • To share a set of search results: at the top of the search results, click Actions. Choose the option to Link to this page and copy the URL that appears in the pop-up window.
    • To share a single article: look for the Actions link in the grey bar that includes the document title. Choose the option to Link to this page and copy the URL that appears in the pop-up window.
  • PubMed/MEDLINE: This database is run by the National Library of Medicine and is open to anyone to use. This does not, however, give everyone access to the full-text content. Using a persistent link with the Libraries’ proxy URL will ensure that you get access to full-text content provided by the Libraries or a link to the Libraries Full Text Finder! service.
    • To share a set of search results: add https://proxy.library.ohio.edu/login?url= in front of the URL from the address bar of your browser. The resulting link will look like this: https://proxy.library.ohio.edu/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=information+literacy
    • To share a single article: add https://proxy.library.ohio.edu/login?url= in front of the URL from the address bar of your browser. The resulting link will look like this: https://proxy.library.ohio.edu/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=information+literacy
  • OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC):
    • To share a single article: look for the Permalink listed in the article information.

Share Course Materials with the Libraries’ Content Folder

If you are sharing a collection of materials with students for a class, you can also use the Libraries’ Content Folder tool within Blackboard to search for library-licensed content and build custom-reading lists with links to reading materials. Instructions are available online, or you can contact your Subject Librarian for questions or assistance.