Many faculty and students want to put links to articles into their online courses, emails, projects, and other communications. Most URLs for online articles work for a short period - 20 minutes to a day - then become invalid. In addition, the URLs usually don't work for off campus students who will be asked to log in with some unknown username and password.
The Libraries' Citation Linker can help you create a persistent link to online articles and solves the off-campus access problem. The Citation Linker lets you enter an article citation, creates a menu of full text options, provides a persistent link to the menu, and prompts the user to enter their library ID if needed.
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Select the citation style of your choice and click 'Go':
The default SFX URL is very long and ugly. You can either hide the long URL by turning it into a link on a web page, or you can use TinyURL.
You can use the article title as the link text by putting a few simple tags (in red below) around the URL and title in HTML:
=Z39.88-2004">Long Ago and Far Away: How US Newspapers Construct Racial Oppression.</a>
The link looks like this on a web page:
If you plan on posting the URL in any visible way, I suggest producing a TinyURL:
Last Updated: July 19, 2010