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Linking to Articles in Databases

The Library has licensed full text articles from thousands of scholarly journals and popular magazines that you can link to your online class syllabi and reading lists.

You do not need to obtain copyright permission to link directly to articles in these databases, this right has been negotiated for you by the Library. And it's free to both you and your students.

The URL displayed in a web browser’s address bar after a search is done is not necessarily durable (i.e. bookmarkable), because it may incorporate passwords or session-variables which expire once the browser is closed. By using the following instructions you will be able to create durable links to the content available in our databases which will be accessible on campus or off campus.

You can link to articles in most of the databases the Library subscribes to. Detailed instructions are given below. If you encounter any problems or would otherwise like assistance with linking to library resources, please contact Steve Hunt, Systems Librarian, Santa Monica College Library, 310-434-4689, hunt_steve@smc.edu.

EbscoHost Master File Premier

  • Search for an article. From the list of citations, select the title of the article to see the full citation.
  • In the citation, look for the line that reads, "Persistent link to this record." Copy the URL indicated.
  • The "Add" or "Save" buttons can be used to collect a number of articles and then view the persistent links to all of the articles at once.

Proquest

  • Search for an article. From the list of citations, select the title of the article to see the full citation.
  • In the citation, look for the line that reads, "Document URL" Copy the URL indicated.
  • Alternately, you may select multiple articles by checking the box next to each article then selecting "marked items" at the top of the window then selecting the option "Create a web page"

 

JSTOR

In JSTOR, search for your article. From the list of citations, select the text in the Stable URL field to create your link. Copy the URL (using "Edit" menu, then "Copy"), and paste it into your web page.

To enable off-campus access for SMC students and staff, you need to add the library EZproxy server's address
( http://libdb.smc.edu/login?url= ) in front of the URL for the article.

 

Ebsco E-Books

From the Library online catalog look the title up in the catalog. Put the mouse over the "Electronic Access" link, right click the mouse, and "Copy shortcut" (for Internet Explorer users), "Copy link location" (for Netscape earlier versions), or "Copy link address" (Netscape 6.x or higher users). This copies the correct URL. Note you can only link to an entire book i.e. you can not link to specific chapter.

Grove's Art Index

While looking at your full-text article, copy the last portion of the URL in the browser's address window that starts with "art" and paste it after the URL:

For instance in the URL:
http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/article.html?from=
search&session_search_id=527863904&hitnum=1§ion=art.090699

Copy the "art.090699". Then paste it onto the end of this URL:
http://libdb.smc.edu/login?url=http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/article.html?section=

So the final URL would look like:
http://libdb.smc.edu/login?url=http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/article.html?section=art.090699

General Science Full Text

After retrieving a full-text article, or marking a series of full-text articles (must be available in html format) from the Brief and/or Full Display data set, click on the Print/Email/Save button.
  • Click either the Print, Email, or Save radio button under Destination.
  • Mark Full Text Links under Include.
  • Select the relevant options.
  • Click Start to retrieve records with the Full Text Link: at the bottom.
  • Copy the Full Text Link(s): URL address into another application, such as Word or Excel.
  • To enable off-campus access for SMC students and staff, you need to add the library EZproxy server's address
    ( http://libdb.smc.edu/login?url= ) in front of the URL for the article.

Encyclopedia Americana

Search for an article in the Encyclopedia by using this special URL: http://go.grolier.com/frameless.html Select the article to display it. Copy the URL in the Address bar, e.g., http://ea.grolier.com/cgi-bin/article?assetid=0114950-00

To enable off-campus access for SMC students and staff, you need to add the library EZproxy server's address
( http://libdb.smc.edu/login?url= ) in front of the URL for the article. Example: Encyclopedia article on Cuba