This page provides the necessary information to create direct links to full-text articles in any of the databases provided by Oesterle Library for patron use. This information may be used to create links in Blackboard, on personal Web pages, or in print documents. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, contact the Periodicals Assistant by email or at 637-5712.



Creating Links to Articles Instructions by Database:

If you know the database containing the articles that you want to link, you may select it from this menu. The instructions for the database will be included in those for the database platform on which the database resides.




Using the Library Proxy for Off-Campus Access

All of the library's subscription resources are automatically accessible to any computer on campus. For off-campus use, a student or faculty member must be authenticated as a valid college user. In order to provide proper access for faculty and students both on- and off-campus, any link to an article must include the following URL at the beginning of the link: https://login.libproxy.noctrl.edu/login?url=.

This link brings off-campus users to a login screen where they must enter either their North Central College network username and password or their Library ID number (i.e., the barcode number found on the back of the ID card). After logging in, the users will continue to the linked resource. On-campus users will go directly to the linked resource without being prompted to login.

If you experience any problems with this login screen, or if you are directed to a login screen for the database itself, please contact the Information Services Desk at 637-5715 for assistance.



Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

Many journals and databases have adopted the use of Digital Object Identifiers, or DOI, to uniquely identify and establish permanent addresses for electronic journal articles. Linking with DOI information provides consistent and reliable access to an article, as the DOI information attached to an article does not change, even if an articles readable URL varies.

DOI information often is located on the screen containing the citation and abstract for an article. To create links using DOI information, begin with the following address: http://dx.doi.org/, then add at the end the DOI identifier as provided with the article.

DOI Linking Example

      DOI linking example

Note the location of the DOI information in the above example. The DOI link for this article would be:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9434.2005.00405.x

To make this link usable off campus, add the library's proxy server information (https://login.libproxy.noctrl.edu/login?url=) to the beginning of the DOI link. Thus, the full link for this article would read:

http://libproxy.noctrl.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9434.2005.00405.x


Databases and Database Platforms Using DOI

The following publishers and database platforms use DOI as the primary means to link to articles. Platforms marked with a '*' also offer other linking methods.

American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Physiological Society, Annual Reviews, Blackwell Synergy*, Caliber, Cambridge Journals Online, Cell Press, Chemical Educator, Duke University Press, Emerald, Extenza/Atypon, Haworth Press, HighWire Press, Lawrence Erlbaum, Sage Publications, ScienceDirect, Springer*, Taylor & Francis*, Wiley Interscience.




Creating Links to Articles: Instructions by Database Platform

These links will take you to quick online guides to creating links to articles that may be placed in syllabi, on Blackboard, and in web pages. Instructions are arranged by database or publisher's platform. If you are unsure of which database/platform contains the journal and article you want to link, consult the Articles page or ask a librarian.



American National Biography

  • Databases Using this Model: American National Biography
  • Location of Link: Linking information is provided in the citation at the bottom of an entry:
American National Biography Online
  • How to Link: Use link from citation; add proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Bartleby.com

  • Databases Using this Model: Bartleby.com
  • Location of Link: Links to specific articles/items can be found by clicking on the Bibliographic Record link at the bottom of an article/item:

Bartleby
  • How to Link: Use link from citation as is. Do not add proxy URL.



Blackwell Synergy

  • Databases Using this Model: Blackwell Synergy
  • Location of Link: DOI information is provided on an articles abstract page:

synergy
  • How to Link: Use DOI information from citation; Select and copy the information following doi: and add it to the end of the following link: https://login.nccnet.noctrl.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/
  • Linking alternatives: For additional information on linking to Blackwell Synergy articles, visit http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/synergy.asp?site=1.



CQ Researcher

  • Databases Using this Model: CQ Researcher
  • Location of Link: Click on the Cite Now! button on the article to which you wish to link:
CQ Researcher

  • The Cite Now! button will bring up the following information box:

CQ Researcher 2
  • How to Link: Use the link provided in the citation window; add proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: When linking to CQ Researcher, the CQ Researcher home page will appear in the browser window, and the requested article will open in a pop-up window. Pop-up blocker settings should be configured to allow this site to open pop-up windows.

CQ Weekly

  • Databases Using this Model: CQ Weekly
  • Location of Link: CQ Weekly does not provide a direct means to identify an article link. Three indirect options include the following:
  • View the address bar: If you are using Internet Explorer, you can force the browser window to show the address bar. Click the VIEW menu, select TOOLBARS and choose ADDRESS BAR, then select and copy the URL:

CQ Weekly
  • View page properties: If you are using Firefox, right-click in the article window and select View Page Info. Alternately in Internet Explorer, right-click and choose Properties. The article's URL appears at the top of the properties box.

CQ Weekly 2
  • Create a bookmark or favorite: If you are using Firefox, right-click in the article window and select Bookmark This Page. In Internet Explorer, you may right-click and choose either Create Shortcut or Add to Favorites. Close the window. Then go to the article using the bookmark. The article's URL appears in the address bar.
  • How to Link: Use the link found in either the address bar or the page properties; add proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: The persistence of these links is indeterminate.

Credo Reference (formerly Xreferplus)

  • Databases Using this Model: Credo Reference
  • Location of Link: Article link listed in citation at the bottom of an article screen.


  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the citation. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Current History

  • Sources Using This Model: Current History
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

EBSCOhost Databases

  • Databases Using this Model: Academic Search Premier, Art Abstracts, ATLA Religion and ATLA Serials, Business Source Elite, EBSCO Animals, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MAS Ultra School Edition, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, PsycARTICLES, Regional Business News, EBSCOhost Scientific American Archive, Mental Measurements Yearbook.
  • Location of Link: The citation and abstract screen for any article includes a persistent link address which includes the library proxy URL:

EBSCOHost Databases Example
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed next to "Persistent link to this record.
  • Note: Some citations include DOI information for the article. This DOI refers directly to the article on its publishers platform, NOT to the article (full text HTML, PDF or otherwise) as present in EBSCOhost. As Oesterle Library may not have a subscription and site license to access journals directly via the publishers platform, use of this DOI could result in a failure to retrieve the article.

EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service



EBSCO EJS Example
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed next to "Citation". Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: If the information next to "Available Full Text" indicates the text is on the "Publisher's Site", the link next to citation may or may not go directly to the article.

Ecological Society of North America

  • Sources Using This Model: Ecology
  • Location of Link: Address bar of the browser. URL for HTML version of article is constructed using the ISSN, volume number, issue number, and starting page number.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser (for either PDF or HTML versions). Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: Additional information for creating URLs to HTML versions of articles may be found at http://www.esajournals.org/esaonline/?request=get-help-linking.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Databases Using this Model: Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Location of Link: A link is provided in the citation information at the end of an article:

Encyclopedia Britannica
  • How to Link: Use the link provided in the citation; add proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Facts.com

  • Article-level linking is not available for Facts.com.

FirstSearch Databases

  • Databases Using this Model: ABI-Inform, Article First, Clase and Periodica, Contemporary Women's Issues, MEDLINE, Periodicals Abstracts, Wilson Select Plus.
  • Location of Link: Click the Link Pickup button on the top toolbar of a full text article screen:

FirstSearch Example
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed beneath "IP-address recognition URL for direct article access." Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Sources Using this Model: Encyclopedia of Management (5th ed),; A Financial History of the United States, Dictionary of American History (3rd ed), Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (2nd ed), New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Dictionary of Literary Symbols, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History (2nd ed), Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2nd ed), Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed), Encyclopedia of Anthropology, Encyclopedia of Bioethics, Encyclopedia of Communication and Information.
  • Location of Link: The "Source Citation" at the bottom of an article screen contains the article URL.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Example
  • How to Link: Use the URL in the "Source Citation" for the article. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Harpweek

  • Article-level linking is not available for Harpweek.

Harvard Educational Review

  • Sources Using This Model: Harvard Educational Review
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

History Cooperative

  • Sources Using This Model: American Historical Review, History of Education Quarterly, History Teacher, Journal of American History, William and Mary Quarterly.
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Human Kinetics

  • Sources Using This Model: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Quest, Sociology of Sport Journal.
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Illinois Journal of Mathematics

  • Sources Using This Model: Illinois Journal of Mathematics
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

  • Sources Using This Model: JAMA
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

JSTOR

  • Databases Using this Model: JSTOR
  • Location of Link: Click "Article Information" at the top of the article screen. Links may also be found in citations on search results screens.

JSTOR Example
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed next to "Stable URL". Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

LexisNexis Academic

  • Article-level linking is now available for LexisNexis Academic. Please contact the library at (630) 637-5700 or through the Email a Librarian form for information about linking to articles in LexisNexis Academic.

Literature Resource Center

  • Databases Using this Model: Literature Resource Center, MLA International Bibliography
  • Location of Link: Address bar of web browser.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • Sources Using This Model: Strength and Conditioning Journal
  • Location of Link: Address bar of the browser. URL for HTML version of article is constructed using the ISSN, volume number, issue number, and starting page number.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser (for either PDF or HTML versions). Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: Additional information for creating URLs to HTML versions of articles may be found at http://nsca.allenpress.com/nscaonline/?request=get-help-linking.

New England Journal of Medicine

  • Sources Using This Model: New England Journal of Medicine
  • Links may only be made to the journal home page, http://www.nejm.org/, or to the abstract page for an article. Abstract URLs may not be stable or readable.
  • Note: For more information on the NEJM linking policy, see http://www.nejm.org/aboutnejm/linkspol.asp.

Project Muse

  • Databases Using this Model: Project Muse
  • Location of Link: Address bar of web browser.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: Project Muse "encourages librarians and faculty members at subscribing institutions to link directly to Muse articles from electronic reserves and online class syllabi. No special permission is required to link."

ProQuest Newspapers

  • Databases Using this Model: Chicago Tribune, Historical Chicago Tribune, Historical New York Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal
  • Location of Link: Persistent links are provided on an articles abstract page as "Document URL."


  • How to Link: Select and copy the URL listed next to Document URL:. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.
  • Note: ProQuest also offers a method of creating a web page of links through the use of the "My Research" tab. For more information on this, see the ProQuest training web site or contact Jennie Johnson at x5712 or jljohnson@noctrl.edu.

PubMed Central

  • Databases Using this Model: PubMed Central
  • Location of Link: Address bar of web browser.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser as is. Do not add the library proxy URL.

University of Chicago Press

  • Sources Using This Model: American Art, American Journal of Education, American Journal of Sociology, American Naturalist, Elementary School Journal, Ethics, Isis, Journal of Modern History, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Quarterly Review of Biology, Signs, Winterthur Portfolio
  • Location of Link:Address bar of the browser.
  • How to Link:Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Value Line Investment Survey

  • Databases Using this Model: Value Line Investment Survey
  • Location of Link: Address bar of web browser.
  • How to Link: Use the URL listed in the address bar of the browser as is. Add the library proxy URL to the front of the link URL.

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

  • Links may be made only to the issue URL, found in the address bar.

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