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Persistent Links to Database Content

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What are Persistent Links?

Persistent links facilitate off-campus access to specific articles, images and videos in online databases. Off-campus users must login with a My Chemeketa username and password for off-campus access to content in Chemeketa Community College library databases. If a link to an article, video or image in a library database requires a login other than a My Chemeketa username and password, it is likely that the persistent link is not being used.   

Most databases will automatically create persistent links to content but the location of the persistent link can vary.  This guide will show you where to find persistent links in the most frequently used library databases. It will also show you how to create a persistent link "from scratch" for the rare cases when this might be necessary   

Please contact a reference librarian if you have any questions about using library databases or persistent links to database content. 

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Academic Video Online

1. Search for or browse to the desired video

2. Click on Share

3. Click on Copy Permalink and paste it

AVON video database Copy Permalink icon

4. Click on Copy

Example Academic Video Online permalink:

American Chemical Society Journals

1. In the desired article, select the URL (web address)  in the web browser 

2. Copy and paste the URL

Example ACS journal article link:


1. Select the desired image

2. Click on Copy 

Artstor Copy link icon

3. The image URL will be copied to the clipboard. Paste the URL

Example Artstor permalink: 

CQ Researcher

1. Scroll to the bottom of the page in a CQ Researcher report.

2. Copy the Document URL and paste it

CQ Researcher Document URL label

Example CQ Researcher permalink:

Gale Databases (Academic Onefile, General Onefile, Gale Powersearch)

1. Select an article from the search results list

2. Click on Get Link

3.Click on Select

4.Copy the link (Cntrl+C or right mouse click) and paste it

Gale database Get Link icon



Example Gale database permalink:

OVID Nursing Full Text

A number of Chemeketa's nursing journal subscriptions are Ovid Journals. Ovid calls a persistent link for an article a "Jumpstart."

1. Find the article you want to link to in the Ovid results list

2. Click on "Ovid Full text." Find the link on the right side of the page labeled "Email Jumpstart" or "Email PDF Jumpstart" 

Ovid Nursing Full Text database jumpstart links



3. Copy the URL under "Your Jumpstart URL is:" and paste

Ovid Nursing Full Text Your jumpstart URL link


Example Ovid persistent link:

ProQuest Central

1. Select an article from the search results list

2. Click on All Options

ProQuest Central All Options icon




3. Click on the link to automatically save the link then paste it

ProQuest Central link icon



Example ProQuest Central article permalink:

Science Direct

1. In the desired article, select the URL (web address)  in the web browser 

2. Copy and paste the URL

Example Science Direct persistent link: