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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 databases (EDS/Ebsco Discovery Service, Academic File Premier, Master File Premier, Comm & Mass Media, Psych and Behavioral Sciences)

  • Search for an article. From the list of citations, select the title of the article to see the full citation.
  • In the full citation, under Tools on the right-hand side click Permalink. Copy the URL indicated.
  • The "Add to Folder" 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 databases (National Newspapers, LA Times Historical)

  • Search for an article. From the list of citations, select the title of the article to see the full citation.
  • In the citation, click on the tab that reads Abstract/Details.  Look for the line that reads, "Document URL" Copy the URL indicated.

JSTOR databases

  • 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.

Gale databases (Opposing Viewpoints, Artemis Literarary  Sources)

  • Search for an article. From the list of citations, select the title of the article to see the full citation.
  • Select the Bookmark link at the top of the web page, and copy the URL indicated.

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