Answered By: Sawyer Library Reference
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017     Views: 9

Every database allows for PURLs (persistent URLs) and stable document links differently. If you simply copy a link from the address of your browser, that almost NEVER is a stable link, because it is tied to a specific search or session that expires quickly.

For best results, use the Sawyer Library PURLs guide that covers all the publisher platforms. Click on the tab for the correct database vendor for details.

For ProQuest databases, which include ABI/INFORM Complete and Wall Street Journal, you must scroll all the way to the bottom of the article record to find the link (called a Document URL) as indicated in the below screenshot from ABI. Just copy and paste that URL, which should be stable and work off-campus, too.

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