Answered By: Julie Laramie
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2023     Views: 267

If you wish to provide a link to a full-text source from the library's databases, you cannot copy the web browser URL at the top of your screen. Using the URL at the top of the browser may cause errors because these links are session sensitive. Therefore, when you wish to create a retrieval link to a particular item you should use the "permalink" or a "share" link provided by the database. You may copy and paste this permalink URL into World Classroom or online as a more reliable link to the document (e.g. in a citation). When a Webster University user clicks the permalink, they will be prompted to log in to the library's databases/eResources.  

Below is some information on how to correctly obtain the permalink in two of the library's largest platforms.

EBSCOhost Databases

  1. From the search results screen, click on the article title that you wish to use. This will direct you to the Detailed Records page.  
  2. On the right-side of your screen there is a “Tools” menu. Click the Permalink icon.  
  3. At the top of the screen, the correct URL will pop-up. Copy the URL link.  

EBSCOhost link on where to find the Permalink icon

PROQUEST databases

  1. From your search results, click on the Abstract/Details link/tab below the title of the article you wish to use.   
  2. Scroll down to the Documents URL section.  
  3. Highlight and copy URL link.  

ProQuest image on where to find Abstract/Details link

ProQuest image on where to find Document URL

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