This guide provides instructions for finding the persistent links to items such as journal articles or e-books, for commonly used library databases. If you need help with a resource not listed here, Ask a Librarian.
When you're viewing a journal article on publisher pages such as Sage, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley, the URL in your Internet browser is automatically persistent.
Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Humanities International Complete, PsycArticles, etc.
To connect your students from Brightspace course pages to content available online through Meredith's library (such as journal articles, e-books, or streaming videos), you should use persistent links.
All library databases allow for persistent links, which are designed to always connect the user directly to the desired content.
Two important things to know:
1) Because of database license agreements, you should never download an article or ebook from a database as a PDF and upload it to Brightspace. Instead, insert a persistent link to the item into your course page.
2) You can create your own persistent URL for any library content by pasting a particular "prefix" before the regular URL. This ensures that students can access the content from off-campus. The form of the URL should be:
To link to an entire e-book:
To link to a book chapter:
To link to an entire video:
To link to a segment of a video:
Includes ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, Historical New York Times, etc.