Create Stable Links to Online Journal Articles or e-Books

Journal articles

Use the "persistent link", "bookmark", "copy link", "permalink", "stable link","link" or similar icon or option that appears next to the article.

If the URL does not include, you'll need to add the proxy prefix to the entire URL.   This will ensure that Acadia users can access the article when off-campus.

For example:

Or, use the article's DOI (Digital Object Identifer). A DOI is a unique number assigned to journal articles.  You can add the full DOI to the end of the DOI resolver address to create a stable link to the article. Number

Remember to include the proxy prepend for off-campus access.

For example:

If no linking button or icon is available, or if there is no DOI number associated with the article, copy the URL that appears in your browser's address bar and paste the entire URL into a new and completely different browser window (e.g. switch from Internet Explorer to the Firefox browser) to ensure that the link goes where you want it to go.

Include the proxy prefix if it does not appear in the URL address bar.

Note:  The proxy prefix is not required for open access or free journal articles.


To create a stable link to an e-book, use the permanent link provided in the catalogue record. The library's proxy prefix is already embedded in the link.