How to Locate Persistent URLs

A persistent URL or link is a web address that consistently points to a specific information source such as an article in a full-text library database. This page was created to make it easier to locate or create persistent links using Pardee Library databases with that capability. Faculty may wish to attach persistent URLs to their syllabus page on Questrom Tools to create links to articles for assigned class readings.

Not sure which database contains the publication that you need? Go to the eJournals page.

To make online resources available through Questrom Tools, please consult the Questrom Tools – Resources page.

If you run across any links that do not have .ezproxy.bu.edu in the address, please consult Creating EZproxy Web Links from Information Services & Technology.

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us.

Databases & Where to Find Persistent URL (use copy & paste to add URL to your document)

ABI/INFORM Complete
Found in the article citation under “Document URL.”
Academic oneFile
Found at the bottom of the article below “Source Citation.”
Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the article.
Business Source Complete
Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the article.

EconLit
Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the article.

Economist Intelligence Unit
When viewing country reports, the URL is listed in the address area of the browser.

Factiva
Click on the “Share” link at the top of the article.

Gale Business Collection
Found at the bottom of the article below “Source Citation.”

JSTOR
Listed as “Stable URL.”

Lexis Nexis Academic
Look for the icon on the top right side of the page which says “Copy Document Link” when you mouse over it.

Proquest Dissertations & Theses
Found in the article citation under “Document URL.”

Proquest Entrepreneurship
Found in the article Details under “Document URL.”

PsycArticles
Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

Regional Business News
Click on “Permalink” on the bottom right side of the page.

ScienceDirect
When viewing article, the URL appears in the address area of your browser.  Also, the “doi” listed at the top of the article can be used as a persistent link if you click on it.

 

*For a complete list of databases, visit Mugar Library’s Databases A-Z page.