What are EBSCOhost Persistent Links?

Persistent Links allow users to retrieve an EBSCOhost article by clicking on a link embedded in a web site. This feature permits professors, teachers and librarians to include links to articles within EBSCOhost on web pages.

By using the proper syntax, you can create links to citations or HTML Full Text within EBSCOhost. If a PDF image is available, links to the image will be available on the citation.

To copy a persistent link to an article:
  1. From an open article, click Permalink in the Tools menu on the right.

  2. Use your browser's copy and paste functionality to copy the link from the Permalink window and paste it into an email, web page, etc.

To e-mail a persistent link to an article:
  1. From an open article, click E-mail in the Tools menu.

  2. In the E-mail Manager, make your selections. Persistent links to articles are automatically included in the e-mail.

  3. Click Send. A message is displayed. Click Continue.

  4. An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that is entered. The e-mail will contain the subject and instructions for pasting the link into your web page.

Only authorized users can access the article. When users follow the hyperlink from a web page, they will be prompted for authentication information. After authentication takes place, a search for the article number as specified in the syntax of the link is conducted. The document then displays in a format similar to the DISPLAY TO PRINT view. Users who cannot be authenticated are prompted with an error message indicating that they do not have the proper access rights for the article.

Persistent Links will not expire as long as the content is available within the database. If the content is removed from the database, the Persistent Link will no longer be active.

Note: Persistent linking can be activated in EBSCOadmin.

ID: 272
Topic: Linking Services
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface
Link: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=272
Updated: June 2014

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