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Persistent Links to Articles: Finding Persistent Links

Learn how to create persistent links to articles in BGSU library databases that will work from on or off campus.

A Vendor-based Guide

Most databases make persistent links easy to find, but some require a little extra effort, and a select few don't generate persistent links for you at all. This section will walk you through the process in most of the databases that the library offers.

Not sure what your database's vendor is? Look for any of these logos on the screen.



Directory of Open Access Journals
Open Access Journals



Ebsco Host
EBSCO databases

(includes Academic Search Complete, etc.)




Nexis Uni
Nexis Uni
 (Formerly Lexis Nexis)


Naxos Music Library
NAXOS Music Library


OhioLINK Electronic Book Center


OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center

Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online (Grove)


Project Muse
Project Muse




(includes Dissertation Abstracts, etc.)


Making Sure Off-Campus Users Have Access

To ensure that your links work for off-campus users, make sure that the URL begins with

For example:

If you are linking to articles in open-access journals or to freely available web content, you don't have to worry about this.

Don't See Your Database?

If you have questions about finding persistent links in any database, please Ask Us at the library! Call us at 419-372-2361 or 1-866-LIB-BGSU, email, or IM bglibrarian67. You can also use the chat box below.

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