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How do I find a stable permanent link to LMU e-resources? How can I make sure students can access this article or e-book off-campus? 

 

Creating stable links to library resources -- 

Most of the library's e-resources are set up to work automatically on-campus, but off-campus links must be correctly configured so that students and faculty are prompted to sign in with their MyLMU information off-campus. This guide will cover how to find or create these links from different databases.

EBSCOhost databases 

(OneSearch+, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, etc.)
EBSCOhost offers a "Permalink" option for most records, which is a stable link that works off-campus. 
 

Permalink option on right side of EBSCOhost record highlighted

Other databases & DOI or "stable link" options Some databases offer "stable link" or DOI options. These links won't work off-campus in most cases, because they do not tell the database that you are affiliated with LMU.

Example JSTOR article with stable link highlighted

You can fix this by adding a snippet of text to the beginning of the stable link or DOI.

The snippet is: http://electra.lmu.edu:2048/login?url=

Examples:

JSTOR stable link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/26411545

LMU specific stable link: http://electra.lmu.edu:2048/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/26411545

 

DOI link: https://doi.org/10.1300/J122v18n04_02

LMU specific DOI link: http://electra.lmu.edu:2048/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1300/J122v18n04_02

 

E-book stable links

For e-books, an easy way to make a permanent link is to click the library catalog link to "Bookmark link for this record" rather than linking directly to the e-book. Once you click on Bookmark link for this record, copy the URL in the browser bar above for the stable link. Library catalog record for an e-book with the Bookmark link option highlighted

You can also link directly to the e-book by right clicking on the Read Online link and clicking "Copy link address".

Right clicking on Read Online link and choosing to copy link address will save the link as well

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