Research Links: List of Databases, Course Reserves

Quick Search: Articles, newspapers, books and ebooks, videos and more. Results primarily available online but may also include books available in the library or articles that can be requested for email delivery from ILLiad.

Catalog: Books (including ebooks) and other items in UNLV Libraries. Does not search journal articles.

Library Information: Pages on library web site, for example research guides, library policies and procedures, hours and events.

Linking to Journal Articles on WebCampus

Creating Persistent Links

A persistent link is a URL that will remain stable over time allowing access to a particular article within an electronic resource, like Academic Search Premier. It is also known as a permanent, stable, or durable URL.

  • To create links to library resources (such as a full-text article from a library database) in WebCampus or on a personal web page it is important to use persistent links. Most of the time you cannot just copy and past the link directly from your browser. A persistent link must be created, to ensure you can get back to the resource.
  • Legal agreements require that only people affiliated with UNLV can access library databases. A proxy server verifies UNLV affiliation and allows access to resources from off campus. You will need to add this proxy prefix to the beginning of your persistent URL to ensure off-campus access. The proxy prefix is:  (See the WebCampus Proxy Link Generator to quickly format your persistent links for efficient WebCampus access. For more information on proxied links and to format such links for use outside of WebCampus, see the Proxy for Off-Campus access page.)
  • See also the Instructions for Accessing Library Databases from Off-campus.


Vendor-Specific Directions for Creating Persistent Links to Articles in Databases

Ebsco Databases

  1. Click on the article title.
  2. Scroll towards the bottom of the page.
  3. Click on "Permalink"
    Ebsco Permalink
  4. Copy the link to the right of "Permalink" that appears at the top of the record.
    Ebsco link
  5. The proxy prefix (for off-campus access) is automatically included.

Example: Permalink to this record=
Persistent URL=



  1. Click on the article title.
  2. Towards the top of the page you will see a chain link icon.  Click on it.
    Hein link
  3. Copy the link under "Copy this URL to link to this page."
    Hein Permanent URL
  4. The proxy prefix (for off-campus access) is automatically included.

Example: Persistent link to this record=
Persistent URL=


  1. Copy the link next to "Stable URL:", which is available in both the results list and from "Article Information".
    JSTOR link
  2. This link does not include the proxy prefix. Add to the beginning of the URL, if you will need the link to be accessed from off-campus.

Example: Proxy Prefix + Stable URL:
Persistent URL =

Project Muse

  1. Right-click on either the " HTML" or "Download PDF" link and copy the link.
    Project Muse Link
  2. This link includes the proxy prefix.

Example: Copy Link Location=
Persistent URL=


  1. Open the abstract of the item.
  2. Copy the URL in the browser address bar.
    Sage Link
  3. This link should include the proxy prefix.  If you do not see ezproxy in the url, you will need to add it.

Example: Copy Link in browser address bar=
Persistent URL=

Science Direct

  1. Click on the title of the article in your search results to open the record
  2. Look for the DOI number (usually under the title and author information in the center column). Highlight the DOI and then right-click and copy the DOI.
    ScienceDirect Link
  3. This link does not include the proxy prefix. Add to the beginning of the URL, if you will need the link to be accessed from off-campus.

Example: Proxy Prefix + Copied DOI= 10.1016/j.cor.2006.12.029 

Persistent URL =

Note: Some prepublication documents may not have a DOI assigned yet.  You can right-click and Save the PDF link location for those documents, but it will have some limitations.


  1. Click on the title of the item you wish to view in the results list.
  2. Click on the Permalink icon in the icon bar near the top of the page.
  3. In the screen that appears, right-click and copy the bold text (usually the article title), then copy the link from the resulting pop-up context menu. This copies the link to your search results onto your clipboard.
  4. This link includes the proxy prefix.

Example:  Copy URL from bolded text

Persistent URL=,270077,11059,8411&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

Shorten the URL

Unfortunately, the links created can be very long, but you can convert the link to a shorter version by using one of the free services listed below.

Add the Link to WebCampus

  1. Open the page where you would like to place your link
  2. In the Content Box, type the name of the article you are going to use (i.e.The Violence of the Lambs ) 
  3. Highlight the article name and then click on "Insert/Edit Link"
    Add article to WebCampus
  4. In the "link path" paste in the URL for the article by either right clicking in the box and choosing "Paste" or by pressing the Control Key and the letter V at the same time
    Add link to WebCampus

  5. Click "Insert" to save the link
  6. Scroll down and select "Submit" to save the page

Information is subject to change, as vendors update their products. If you encounter problems using the methods outlined above or if you have additional questions or problems, please contact your liaison librarian for assistance.