How do I create stable links to electronic resources?

Faculty are responsible for ensuring that their course materials comply with copyright law. Creating links to online resources instead of copying the files is one way of ensuring copyright compliance.

Start with the proxy server prefix

Students who are connecting from off campus, need to be routed through the Rutgers Libraries proxy server in order to access licensed journal articles. These journals are identified by the icon in the RWJ and Smith Libraries databases and the Health Libraries web pages. To route requests through the proxy server, you need to add the following prefix to the beginning of the article's stable link:

https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=

NOTE: The proxy prefix is only needed for Rutgers Libraries restricted journals. Adding the proxy prefix to non-licensed resources may prevent access.

 

Add the stable link for the article

This is the tricky part because the url displayed in your browser's address bar is not always stable.

There are a variety of ways to create stable links, depending on the source of the online journal. One way to determine the source is to search for the journal in the Health Sciences Catalog. The link to the online version of the journal says "Full text available from [specific source]..." If you find the article by searching in a database, you can usually identify the source by looking at the url that displays in your browser's address bar. The first part of the url will usually mention the source. For example, http://www.springerlink.com/content/l56787628012652u/fulltext.pdf comes from Springer.

Once you know the journal source, you can use the instructions below to identify a stable link to the article.

Select a journal source to be directed to specific linking instructions

 

What if your journal source is not on the list?

Specific instructions for journals from common journal sources

URLs and access restrictions fo electronic resources change frequently. Be sure to check links at least once a quarter to make sure they are still functioning.

Academic Search Premier
See Ebsco


American Chemical Society


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1021/ac802297b

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Annual Reviews


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.cellbio.042308.113417

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Atypon


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.atypon-link.com/ALEX/doi/pdf/10.2148/benv.32.3.225

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BioMed Central


The stable url will look like this:
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6785-5-7.pdf

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Blackwell-Synergy/Wiley
See Wiley


BMJ Publishing Group


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.bmj.com/cgi/reprint/336/7638/262

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Business Source Premier
See Ebsco



Cell Press
See Science Direct


CINAHL
See Ebsco


Ebsco
Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, CINAHL


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=45542419&site=ehost-live

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Elsevier
see Science Direct


Gale Group
Includes
Health Reference Center - Academic, Health and Wellness Resource Center


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/gtx/infomark.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&docType=IAC&type=retrieve&tabID=T002&prodId=HRCA&docId=A207643087&userGroupName=umdnj&version=1.0&searchType=PublicationSearchForm&source=gale&infoPage=infoMarkPage

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HighWire
HighWire journals come from a variety of organizational websites. In most cases, the link that displays in the browser address bar is stable.


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informaworld


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17453670810016902

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IngentaConnect


NOTE: The url that displays in the address bar when you go to the pdf is NOT stable.
The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/baaf/afj/2008/00000032/00000003/art00004

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Karger


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Aktion=ShowPDF&ArtikelNr=151750&Ausgabe=240292&ProduktNr=224215&filename=151750.pdf

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Liebert


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/bsp.2008.1030

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Lippincott
See Ovid


MD Consult


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.mdconsult.com/das/article/body/119063365-2/jorg=journal&source=&sp=&sid=/N/682079/s0002838x09600538.pdf?issn=0002-838X

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MetaPress


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.metapress.com/content/j133627778513266/fulltext.pdf

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Muse


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v051/51.2.moritz.pdf

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Nature Publishing Group


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090128/pdf/457528a.pdf

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Ovid
Includes Lippincott

The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00044067-200407000-00004&LSLINK=80&D=ovft

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ProQuest


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=494924281&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=2302&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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PubMed Central


The stable url will look like this:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=2293310&blobtype=pdf

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Sage


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/30/2/155.full.pdf

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Science Direct
Includes Cell Press, Elsevier


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6V3S-4S9G97X-2-H&_cdi=5738&_user=582538&_orig=browse&_coverDate=01%2F15%2F2009&_sk=999569997&view=c&wchp=dGLbVzb-zSkWb&md5=d8da4ad97a8b05cea76860f0550cad7a&ie=/sdarticle.pdf

The long link is pretty ugly, but stable. There are two alternate ways you can create shorter links, but both have issues:

Science Direct recommends using the DOI to create a stable link


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2008.04.003
When students follow the link you construct, they are sometimes asked to "Select a website below to get this article." When they get this message, they should be instructed to choose ScienceDirect.

As an alternative, you can use the ScienceDirect email function to create a url for you.


The stable url will look like this:
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_method=citationSearch&_uoikey=B6V3S-4S9G97X-2&_origin=SDEMFRASCII&_version=1&md5=7752304277b6e5d40f61e8665e062b38
This link will lead to the html version of the article.

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Springer/SpringerLink


The stable url will look like this
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com/content/l56787628012652u/fulltext.pdf

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Wiley/Wiley Interscience
Includes Blackwell-Synergy/Wiley


The stable url will look like this
https://login.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121377415/PDFSTART

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