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Laulima Library Toolkit

Finding Links (URLs) to Journal Articles

To add an online article to Laulima, you need to find the permanent link to the article. Sometimes, that will be the link in the browser, but sometimes those links are not reliable and will be broken when students try to access the resource.  You need to find the reliable link. "Share Link to Book," "Permalink," "Persistent Link," etc. all refer to the same function—different publishers use different terms.


Using OneSearch:

  • Find an article
  • Use the Advanced search to limit searching to title, subject, etc.
  • To clarify the search
    • use other filters
    • use the subjects listed
  • When you have found the article, click on the "available online" link
  • Select the publisher you want to link to
  • Copy the permanent link
    • For ScienceDirect, use the browser's URL
    • For JSTOR, use the browser's URL
    • For EBSCO databases, find the "permalink" link
  • Test the link in a different browser to see if it works

Now, you can use that URL to add a resource to one of the Laulima tools, such as those listed on the navigation bar to the left.


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It may be possible to create a Proxy Link so that students do not have to log in a second time to access the resource. Instructions are located in a module on the left. This process does not work for all vendors, so make sure to test your links.