Direct, static links (aka “permalinks”) should be included on the LMS course page and/or syllabus for all specific library resources, including but not limited to books, articles, and databases. Use the instructions below to obtain the permalink for library resources and contact the library if you need further assistance.
Note: The link you see in the address bar when viewing an article in your internet browser might NOT be a permalink. It can expire at the end of your browser session, or it may not provide full access from off campus or from another computer.
Links to Library Databases
In order to work from both on and off campus, links to library databases must be correctly formatted.
For example, the permalink to ATLA Religion looks like this: http://library.northwestu.edu/db/33
To obtain a permalink to a database, visit the databases page and right-click on the link you want. From the pop-up menu, choose the option to “Copy link address” or “Copy link location.” Note that this will not work in the Microsoft Edge browser.
New NU Library Main Search
In the library main search, the links in the browser bar are persistent and can be shared. Alternatively, you can find link under “Share” on search results, in the three-dot menu to the right of items.
You can also share from the item details page.
EBSCOhost and Classic NU Library Search
From the search results page, click on the title of the resource you want to link to. Then click “Permalink” on the right side of the page under Tools.
From the search results page, click on the “Abstract/Details” link underneath the title of the resource you want to link to. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the link listed next to “Document URL.”
Go to the book information page and click “Share Link to Book” below the cover image and book access options.
Sage and Taylor & Francis
From the search results page, click on the title of the resource you want to link to. Copy the link from the browser address bar and add the following prefix to the link:
The full link will look like this:
Links with the prefix will direct you through the NU login page for full access. Links without the prefix will connect to the article, but for full access you may need to find an option to log in through your institution and look up Northwest University to be directed to the correct login page.
From the search results page, click on the title of the resource you want to link to. Use the Remote Access URL listed below the article information.
From the search results page, click on the title of the resource you want to link to. Click on Get Link in the menu bar on the upper right.