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Linking to Articles

Linking to Articles Accessible from the CCSF Library

Found the perfect article in a library database and want to share it with students in Canvas or on a personal class webpage?  Do this by creating a persistent link which will provide direct and stable access to the article. Instructors can also request to have the link to be placed on library electronic course reserves.

Persistent Links

A persistent link connects users directly to journal articles or other items in library databases. When accessing these articles from home, the user will be asked to authenticate with an active RAM ID before access to the article is allowed.

How to Use Persistent Links

Instructions vary slightly depending on the database company.

EBSCOHost 
  • Search for an article in EBSCOhost then click on the article title to get to the full article
  • In the "Tools" area on the right side of the page, click on  "Permalink"
  • Copy the URL that displays in the pop-up box
  • Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • Sample Link to Ebsco article 
  • Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=100824342&site=ehost-live
Ebsco EBooks
  • Search for an eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  • In the "Tools" area on the right side of the page, click on  "Permalink"
  • Copy the URL that displays in the pop-up box
  • Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • Sample Link to an Ebsco Ebook
  • Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=381250&site=ehost-live
Gale Databases
  • Search for an article or eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  • In the right toolbar box select "Bookmark"
  • Copy the bookmark URL
  • Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  • Paste the URL into the desired location
  • Sample Link to Gale Article
  • Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA77285712&v=2.1&u=ccsf_main&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w
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