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Last Updated: Feb 28, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Journals @OVID, Science Direct and JSTOR Print Page

Finding Links in Journals@OVID

1) Journals@OVID and PsycINFO:

The persistent links for full text articles in these two databases can be found under the heading "Email Jumpstart". This is not to be confused with "Email Article Text". If the article is not available in full text in these two databases, this heading does not appear. Please do not use the link found in the address bar, as this is not generally persistent.

2) Science Direct:

The best link to use in Science Direct is the one in the middle of the page that includes the phrase "dx.doi" in it. For example:

You will notice that in addition to the phrase "dx.doi", this link also has the prefix "0" and the phrase "" in it, followed by an alphanumeric string which is known as the DOI, or "digital object identifier".


JSTOR refers to their persistent links as "Stable URLs". A stable link in JSTOR can be found in the record for an individual item near the top of the page and will look like this:

Notice again the use of "0" and "" in the link, as well as the word "stable". If you view the PDF of an article and want to create a persistent link directly to the PDF, you can use the link in the address bar of the PDF. For example, the stable link for the PDF of the same article is:

There are two differences between this link and the previous one: the inclusion of the phrase "pdfplus" and the ".pdf" file extension.


Characteristics of Stable Links

In general, all persistent or stable links from AU will include the following text which identifies AU Library's proxy server:

0- and

Persistent links at other institutions will look very different, due to differences in proxy servers and authentication processes, so make sure to use databases in AU Library's collection when searching for persistent links.

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