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How can I create a durable URL quickly?
Link by PMID, DOI, ISBN or ISSN
Does the article have a PMID (PubMed Identification #)?
Does the article have a DOI (example: 10.1001/jama.2017.9477)?
How can a link to an e-book or e-journal be created using an ISBN or ISSN number?
Pre-Formatted links: EBSCO, Ovid & Proquest
Is the full-text article available via EBSCO, Ovid, or Proquest?
- Use the full-text links provided within the article or book:
- EBSCO: Permalink
- Ovid: Email Jumpstart
- Proquest: Document URL
- Do NOT use the displayed URL; the displayed URL will work for only a short period of time.
We will create durable links for you!
Library staff are ready to help! Send us your syllabus and we will:
- Check for broken links and update links as needed.
- Ensure that links work from on- and off-campus locations.
- Add new links to materials in Himmelfarb Library's collections.
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Durable Links FAQ
What is a durable link?
- A link that will consistently deliver access to an e-journal or e-book regardless of if the user if on- or off-campus?
- A link that connects the user to the copy of an e-journal or e-book provided by Himmelfarb Library?
Why should I use durable links instead of PDFs?
- Durable links connect students to required and recommended readings and do not require faculty to obtain copyright permission.
What does a durable link look like?
- A durable link combines the proxy prefix which hooks the link into Himmelfarb Library: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url= with a stable URL for the item (example: http://www.nejm.org). The two components are combined with no spaces: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.nejm.org
- Durable links may also be created by using a standard number from the item to create a link: the PMID for PubMed articles, the ISBN for books, and the ISSN for journals.
If an e-book as limited simultaneous users online, can I create a PDF and load it to Blackboard?
- No: creating a PDF and loading it to Blackboard may violate copyright as this could affect the sale of the original work. Please contact the Himmelfarb Library Reserves Department by email email@example.com or telephone at 202-994-2962 so that we can assess options.
Where can I learn more about copyright and 'fair use' of materials?
How many users/copies/seats are available for specific books or articles?
- Most electronic resources available via Himmelfarb Library provide 'unlimited users' access, however some resource permit a fixed number of concurrent users.
- To ensure adequate access for your students, please check with Ian Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-3685) prior to assigning a reading to fifteen or more students.