Create Stable Links to Online Journal Articles or e-Books

Finding the Correct URL

If there is a button that says "persistent link", "bookmark", "copy link", "permalink", "stable link", "link", or something similar next to the article or e-book, use that to get the URL.

Alternatively, you can use the article's DOI (Digital Object Identifer). A DOI is a unique number assigned to journal articles. You can add the full DOI to the end of the DOI resolver address to create a stable link to the article. This will be of the form ""

For example:

If no linking button or icon is available, and if there is no DOI number associated with the article, copy the URL that appears in your browser's address bar and paste the entire URL into a new and completely different browser window (e.g. switch from Google Chrome to the Firefox browser) to ensure that the link goes where you want it to go.

Adding the Proxy Prefix for Off-Campus Access

If the URL does not contain in it somewhere, you have to add to the beginning of it. This will ensure that Acadia users can access the article when off-campus.

For example: "" should be changed to "".

Note: The proxy prefix is not required for open access or free journal articles.