Create a Persistent Link

Persistent links (also called durable or permanent links) are URLs that remain consistent and do not change over time.  Copying and pasting the URL from your browser address field will not always create a consistent, stable link.  Many URLs from library databases only work for a short period because they are created at the moment of access.  In addition, these URLs won’t work for off-campus students.

Use the instructions below to create persistent links to articles, database searches, books, and videos that can be integrated into Blackboard and used by students at any location.  Note: Services such as TinyURL and bit.ly take a long URL and create a shorter link that will not break in an email.

 

Find a Persistent Link

ACM Digital Library

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

Alexander Street Press databases (Academic Video Online, Counseling and Therapy in Video)

  1. Complete a search
  2. Click on a record from the list of results
  3. Click the Embed/Link icon
  4. Copy and paste this link into Blackboard, OR insert the embed code into the HTML editor of your Blackboard page (this will create a thumbnail of the video which is playable directly within your page)

 

Books24x7

  1. Complete a search
  2. Open an e-book by clicking its title
  3. Click the yellow envelope icon near the top of the page 
  4. Copy the link from inside the “Link to content in Books24x7” box 
  5. Paste this URL into Blackboard, CDS, email, etc.

 

Credo Reference (Literati)

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

Ebrary

  1. Complete a search
  2. Click on a record from the list of results
  3. Click the Share link to book button at left
  4. Copy this link and paste into Blackboard, email, etc.

 

EBSCO databases (Business Source Complete, Education Research Complete)

LINK TO AN ARTICLE

  1. Complete a search
  2. Click on a record from the list of results
  3. The persistent link is located at the right of the page, under Tools – click Permalink
  4. Copy and paste this link into Blackboard, email, etc.

LINK TO A SEARCH

  1. Complete a search
  2. Click the Share button in the upper-right
  3. Copy the URL under Persistent link to search
  4. Paste this link into Blackboard, email, etc.

 

eLibrary Curriculum

  • Persistent links not available

 

ERIC

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!
  • Please ignore the “Direct Link” button at right… this is confusing and not, in fact, a direct link

 

Gale databases (Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context)

  1. Complete a search
  2. Open an topic page or article by clicking its title
  3. Click the Bookmark button
  4. Right-click the link that appears and select Copy
  5. Paste into Blackboard, email, etc.

 

IBISWorld

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

IEEE Computer Society

  1. Complete a search
  2. From your results list, click “Abstract” or “HTML” for the article you need
  3. Copy the URL from your browser’s address bar
  4. Paste into Blackboard, email, etc.

 

Journals (link to any journal in our collection)

  1. From library website, click Find Journals button
  2. Search for your journal
  3. Look for the database with the greatest date range
  4. Right-click on the link to that database and select Copy Shortcut
  5. Paste this link into Blackboard, email, etc.

 

Morningstar

  1. Complete a search
  2. Click on a record from the list of results
  3. Copy the URL from your browser’s address field
  4. Paste this link into Notepad or similar text-only editor
  5. Copy and paste http://proxy.cityu.edu/login?url= to the beginning of your URL in Notepad
  6. Copy and paste the entire URL from Notepad into Blackboard.
    Example: http://proxy.cityu.edu/login?url=http://library.morningstar.com/Fund/fund-analyst-report?country=USA&t=FAIRX

 

NetAdvantage

  • Persistent links not available

 

ProQuest databases (Accounting and Tax, Education Journals, Research Library, etc.)

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

PsychiatryOnline Premium (DSM-5)

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

Security Management Practices

  • Persistent links not available

 

Statista

  • The URL in your browser’s address bar is a persistent link!

 

Note on Copyright

Articles integrated into a course management system such as Blackboard are subject to copyright.

  • U.S. Copyright law (Title 18, US Code) applies to items you might wish to place or post in to your Blackboard course or on a web page.
  • Rather than place or upload an article in a Blackboard course, faculty should provide links to materials for students. Linking to materials available through library databases is often the most efficient method of providing materials to students. For more information on Course Management Systems and Copyright, visit http://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/Using-Course-Management-Systems.pdf.
  • Copyright also requires that you include complete citation information with links. The text of the link should include author, title, publication, volume and issue number (if applicable), copyright year and page numbers.