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Linking to Electronic Resources: Creating Durable Links: E-Books & Databases

Guide to creating links to full-text journal articles and e-texts which are part of Himmelfarb Library's electronic collections. Links can be used in Blackboard as well as in other course materials.

AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery & AccessAnesthesiology

  1. Locate the full-text content and click on "Generate a Citation".
  2. Locate the URL within the citation information in the pop-up box and copy it.
  3. Paste the link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the link.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=https://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=2129&sectionid=192279783

Books@Ovid

  1. Locate the content and display it.
  2. Click "Email Jumpstart".
  3. Copy and paste the article link given in the comments box of the pop-up window.
  4. NOTE: The proxy prefix is already added; no further editing is needed.

Example:http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books2&AN=01438858/2nd_Edition/10&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/TXTBKBD%5b1%5d/DIVISIONA%5b2%5d/CHAPTER%5b2%5d

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text

  1. Locate the article and click on the title link.
  2. In the menu on the right side of the screen, locate 'Permalink'.
  3. Copy and paste the article link given in the Permalink box.
  4. NOTE: The proxy prefix is already added; no further editing is needed.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cin20&AN=2010780257&site=ehost-live&scope=site

ClinicalKey

For book chapters:
 

  1. Locate article and display the book chapter.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the journal article (e.g. 1-s2.0-S1477893912001160).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/playContent/

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/playContent/1-s2.0-S1477893912001160
 

For books:
 

  1. Locate and display book.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the book (e.g. 3-s2.0-C20090457647).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20090457647

 

For ProceduresConsult:
 

  1. Locate ProceduresConsult topic and display resource.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the journal article (e.g. 19-s2.0-mp_OR-002).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/playContent/

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/playContent/1-s2.0-S1477893912001160

ClinicalKey for Nursing

For book chapters:
 

  1. Locate article and display the book chapter.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the journal article (e.g. 3-s2.0-B9780323069434000136).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/playContent/

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/playContent/3-s2.0-B9780323069434000136

For books:
 

  1. Locate and display book.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the book (e.g. 3-s2.0-C20090339240).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/dura/browse/bookChapter/

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/dura/browse/bookChapter/3-s2.0-C20090339240

 

For ProceduresConsult:
 

  1. Locate ProceduresConsult topic and display resource.
  2. In your web browser's address area, locate the alphanumeric content identifier for the journal article (e.g. 19-s2.0-mp_GS-056).
  3. Append the alphanumeric content identifier to the proxy prefix and ClinicalKey base URL: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=https://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/playContent

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/nursing/playContent/19-s2.0-mp_GS-056

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  1. Locate and copy the alphanumeric digital object identifier for the article  (example: 10.1093/med/9780199734849.001.0001)
  2. Add the proxy prefix and the DOI base link (http://dx.doi.org/) to the before the DOI to create one string:

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199734849.001.0001

DynaMed Plus

  1. Locate the content and display it.
  2. Click on the paperclip icon on the right side of the screen.
  3. Copy/paste the article link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the article link.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=dme&AN=115170&site=dynamed-live&scope=site

Health Policy Reference Center

  1. Locate the article and click on the title link.
  2. In the menu on the right side of the screen, locate 'Permalink'.
  3. Copy and paste the article link given in the Permalink box.
  4. NOTE: The proxy prefix is already added; no further editing is needed.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=her&AN=67258766&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Natural Medicines

  1. Locate the content using the browse menus and display it.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in the web browser's location/address.
  3. Paste the article link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the article link.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/Search.aspx?cs=CEPDA&s=ND&pt=100&sh=11&id=771

NCBI Bookshelf

  1. Locate the content and display it.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in the web browser's location/address.
  3. Paste the article link.
  4. NOTE: do not add the proxy prefix to this URL.

Example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45712/pdf/TOC.pdf

Pediatric Care Online

  1. Locate the content and display it.
  2. Copy the URL displayed in the web browser's location/address.
  3. Paste the article link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the article link.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=https://www.pediatriccareonline.org/pco/ub/view/RedBook/187106/all/legionella_pneumophila_infections

PsychiatryOnline

  1. Locate the article and right-click on the article title.
  2. Choose "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut".
  3. Paste the article link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the article link.

OR

  1. Locate the article and click on the link for "PDF".
  2. Copy the URL displayed in the web browser's location/address.
  3. Paste the article link.
  4. Add the proxy prefix to the beginning of the article link.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://psychiatryonline.org/content.aspx?bookid=19&sectionid=1301299

PsycINFO

  1. Locate the article and click on the title link
  2. In the menu on the right side of the screen, locate 'Permalink'.
  3. Copy and paste the article link given in the Permalink box.
  4. NOTE: The proxy prefix is already added; no further editing is needed.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2011-09096-001&site=ehost-live&scope=site

PubMed

  1. Locate the article in PubMed and make a note of the article's PMID.
  2. Append the PMID to this link: http://himmelfarb.gwu.edu/pmid/
  3. NOTE: It is not necessary to add a proxy prefix. 

Example: http://himmelfarb.gwu.edu/pmid/25785675

R2 Library

  1. Using the Library Catalog, locate the book title.
  2. Click 'Details' to view full record.
  3. Right click on 'Electronic access available' then choose "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut".
  4. Paste the link and remove excess coding; e.g. delete bolded text: javascript:open_win('http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.R2Library.com/marc_frame.aspx?ResourceID=620')
  5. Note: you do not need to add the proxy prefix to this link.  Title-level linking is available for R2 text, rather than chapter/article level linking.

Example:  http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.R2Library.com/marc_frame.aspx?ResourceID=620

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

  1. Locate the article and click on the title link.
  2. In the menu on the right side of the screen, locate 'Permalink'.
  3. Copy and paste the article link given in the Permalink box.
  4. NOTE: The proxy prefix is already added; no further editing is needed.

Example: http://proxygw.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=52446327&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Need help?

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: himmelfarb@gwu.edu

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