Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: May 16, 2017     Views: 2547

Persistent links are a big help when you are citing your sources, or sharing articles and books in discussion forums.  The steps to find a permalink will vary with the database that you are searching.  Below, find instructions for Summon, as well as for two of our biggest individual database platforms, EBSCOhost and ProQuest.

Faculty:  Please contact the Electronic Course Materials team to obtain permanent links to readings for your classroom.


Summon

Beneath the article's title, click the "Preview" link.  Then, click  "Permalink Link".   A small box will pop up; click the "copy" button, and then paste the URL where you need it.

Note:  when you click the permalink, you may be prompted to log in.  Your AMU/APU id and password should work. Click here if you have problems.

Summon permalink


EBSCO

1.  Click the title of the article or book that you want to link to. 

screenshot of article title in EBSCO

2.  Look on the right side of the record for a list of options for "Permalink."

3.  Click Permalink.  A pop-up window will display the correct URL for the article, which you can copy and paste where you need it (see copy/paste instructions here).

Note:  when you click the permalink, you may be prompted to log in.  Your AMU/APU id and password should work. Click here if you have problems.

screenshot of options in EBSCO article record


ProQuest

1.  Click the Abstract/Details link beneath the article in your search results.  Or, if you are viewing the article, look for a tab by the same name above the article's text.   See screen captures below.

2.  Scroll down to the Document URL.

3.  Use your cursor to highlight the URL and then copy it.  You can then paste the URL where you need it (see copy/paste instructions here).

Note:  when you click the permalink, you may be prompted to log in.  Your AMU/APU id and password should work. Click here if you have problems.

ProQuest article Abstract/Details link

ProQuest article permalink