Creating Persistent Links

What is a Persistent Link?​

A persistent link is a link that takes the user directly to an article or other resource, allowing you to place links to specific resources in Schoology, syllabi, or other locations. Without a persistent link, the student would be taken only to the search page of the library database and would have to do a search using the resource’s author, title, etc. in order to get the resource.

To Create the Link

  1. Find out whether the article is available in full text in one of the library's databases by using the Library's Citation Search.
  2. If the article is available, create the persistent link by following the steps outlined in the rest of this page. These steps show you how to create persistent links in some of the library-provided databases, including the library catalog, ATLA and other Ebscohost databases, JSTOR, LexisNexis, and others. If the article you need is in a database not addressed by these instructions, please contact the library at research.help@wheaton.edu (ext. 5169).
  3. If you need help with putting the links in Schoology, please contact Julie.Giles@wheaton.edu in Academic & Institutional Technology (ext. 5334).

After creating the link:

  1. While at a computer on campus, test the link in Schoology to ensure it works.
  2. If possible, test the link using a computer off-campus also.
  3. Beside each link you create in Schoology, state the full bibliographical information for the article. This way, your students will be able to track down the article even if the link fails for some reason during the course.

Database Specific Instructions

WorldCat Local

  1. Click the title of the desired article in the search results list to view the article details. Library Catalog Screenshot 
  2. Click the "Permalink" link in the upper right of the item record, copy the URL that is provided, and paste it into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool).Library Catalog Screenshot
  3. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example: http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://buswell.worldcat.org/oclc/4601191394

Ebsco databases

This includes 20 different databases, including Academic Search Complete, ATLA, ERIC, etc.

  1. Click the title of the desired article in the search results list to view the article details.
  2. Click on the "Permalink" link on the right side of the screen and the persistent link will appear above the article title:
  3. Copy the URL of the persistent link, and paste it into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool).  
  4. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example: http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLA0001659621&site=ehost-live

JSTOR

  1. Click the title of the desired article to view the article details. Selecting a Title in JSTOR
  2. Copy the stable URL provided in the item description and paste it into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool).  
  3. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example: http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/4137958

Literature Resource Center

  1. Click the title of the desired article to view the article information.
  2. Copy the URL at the bottom of the page and paste it into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool). 
  3. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example: http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420100889&v=2.1&u=wheat&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w

ProQuest

This includes databases such as New York Times Online, Dissertations & Theses, Chicago Defender, etc.

  1. Click on the Abstract of the desired article to display the article details.Screenshot of Proquest Database
  2. On the article display page, copy the "Document URL" found near the bottom of the first screen of the article display, and paste it into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool).  Proquest Screenshot
  3. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/91926183?accountid=15021

Lexis-Nexis

  1. Click the title of the desired article from the search results list to view the article details.
  2. Click on the page/link icon on the right side of the record, and the persistent link will display in a pop-up. 
  3. Right click on the hyperlinked article title, and select "Copy Link" or “Copy Link Address,” and paste that link into Schoology (Materials ->Add Materials->Add File/Link/External Tool).  
  4. Add the proxy URL prefix to the beginning of the article URL. The proxy URL will always be the same:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=

    The proxy prefix added onto the beginning of the article URL will send your off-campus students through an authentication process before viewing the article, allowing them to be recognized by the database vendor company as an authorized user.

    The finished persistent URL to the article in the example above should look like this example:

    http://ezproxy.wheaton.edu/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=52VG-63S1-JBKR-G1R7&csi=270944,270077,11059,8411&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true