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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Online Learning Resources for Faculty

Linking to articles in Ebsco and ProQuest databases

Databases & Permalinks

It can be challenging to find a permalink to an article. In most cases, users cannot copy and paste the link found in their internet browser's web address bar. Instead, most databases provide access to a permalink within their interface.

The examples in this guide are not exhaustive of all databases the library subscribes to. If you need assistance finding a permalink for a particular article, journal, or database please contact a librarian through the library's Research Support service.

Ebsco Permalinks

When using an Ebsco database, users have many different options to create and copy Permalinks.

Share an Article

  1. In the right hand Tools menu, click on the Permalink option. 
  2. The Permalink URL will appear above the article title.
  3. Copy the text and paste it into your document, email, or Canvas Course


Share a Permalink of a Search:

  1.  Click on Share in the upper right of your search results
  2. Select the text in the "Use Permalink" box
  3. Copy and Paste Text

Share menu in EbscoHost database


ProQuest Permalinks

  1. After finding the article you want to save, click on the Abstract/Details tab (see below)
  2. Look for the Document URL on the Abstract/Details page. The Document URL is the permalink.

Proquest interface, select the Abstract Tab

You may need to scroll down to find the Document URL, which is the permalink url you want to copy.

Document URL Permalink

Linking to articles in Gale databases

After finding the article you want to save, scroll to the bottom where it says Source Citation and find the URL.

Gale links are also available via the Bookmark icon: