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Research help

This guide will help you at all stages of the research process, from choosing a topic to citing your sources.

What are permalinks?

Permalinks are just that – permanent, unbreakable links to library database and catalog items. Permalinks are also called persistent links, permanent links, Title URLs, and URLs. Their locations in databases vary and most importantly - they are not the URL in your internet browser address bar.

Permanent links allow students, faculty, and staff to access CSM Library resources from both on and off campus. When off campus, the permanent link will prompt you to sign in using your myCSMD username and password.

ProQuest Databses

  1. Select the title of an item listed on your search results page.
  2. Select the Abstract/Details tab (located in the item's record third tab from the left).
  3.  Scroll down to Document URL for the article's permalink.
  4. Highlight, copy, and paste the URL into your assignment.

EBSCO databases

  1. Select the title of an item listed on your search results page.
  2. Select EBSCO permalink icon. (located in the item's record in the far right-hand column).
  3. A box containing the permalink will appear at the top of the webpage.
  4. Highlight, copy, and paste the URL into your assignment.

EBSCO database permalink icon and link location.

Gale databases

  1. Select the title of an item listed on your search results page.
  2. Select "Citation Tools."
  3. Locate the URL listed in the premade citation.
  4. Highlight, copy and paste the URL into your assignment.

Gale permalink