Linking to Articles

Have you found the perfect article in a library database and want to share it with your students in your online course or on your personal class webpage?  You can create a persistent link in order to provide stable access to the article. If you don't have an online presence, you can request the link to be placed on library electronic course reserves

 

Persistent Links

A persistent link connects users directly to journal articles or other items in library databases. When accessing these articles from home the user will be asked to enter their current CCSF ID barcode number before access to the article is allowed.

Instructions for using persistent links:

Instructions vary slightly depending on the database.

EBSCOHost

  1. Search for an article in EBSCOhost then click on the article title to get to the full article
  2. In the "Tools" area on the right side of the page, click on  "Permalink"
  3. Copy the URL that displays in the pop-up box
  4. Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location
  6. Sample Link to Ebsco article.
  7. Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=100824342&site=ehost-live

Gale Databases

  1. Search for an article or eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  2. In the right toolbar box select "Bookmark"
  3. Copy the bookmark URL
  4. Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location
  6. Example: Link to Gale article.
  7. Sample Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA77285712&v=2.1&u=ccsf_main&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w

Ebsco EBooks

  1. Search for an eBook and click on the title to get to the full record of the page
  2. In the "Tools" area on the right side of the page, click on  "Permalink"
  3. Copy the URL that displays in the pop-up box
  4. Insert https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url= before the url
  5. Paste the URL into the desired location
  6. Sample Link to an Ebsco Ebook.
  7. Link for above is: https://ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=381250&site=ehost-live