If you find an article in a database or journal that our libraries subscribes and want to share it with your students, you need to use the right URL. Here are the ways to find it.

Using Permanent or Stable URL from Databases

The databases from big vendors such EBSCO, ProQuest, and JSTOR provide permanent (or stable) URLs to each article. Please see screenshots for where to find the appropriate link.

In EBSCO's databases:
  1. At the article's detailed page click the "Permalink" at the right side menu
  2. A link box automatically shows at the top of the article citation behind "Permalink"
  3. Copy the URL from the box

* Please note: If the article is from Harvard Business Review, please DON'T use the permalink in your course materials.

Ebsco screenshot

In ProQuest's databases:
  1. At the article's detailed page, scroll down to the "Indexing (details)" section
  2. Find the "Document URL" to copy

Proquest screen shot

In JSTOR database:
  1. Go to the article's detailed page
  2. Find and copy the "Stable URL"
  3. Add this part "http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=" in the front of the stable URL to make a new URL (this allows off-campus students to access the article via our proxy server). The final URL should appear like this: http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/1234567

Jstor screen shot

Other Publishers

Some publishers or vendors also provide the direct URL to the article. Most time, you can find it from the article's PDF cover page. See this screenshot as an example.

Other publisher screen shot (Sage)

[Please note if you need students to be able to access the article off-campus, please add our proxy URL (http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=) in the front of the direct URL for that article, to make the final URL like this: http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://csi.sagepub.com/content/48/3/1 ]

No Permanent URL from the Journal or Database? -- Alternative Way

Reserve Request

If you cannot find any permanent links or full text online for the article you want, please submit a reserve request to our libraries for special processing.