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Creating Stable Links to Electronic Articles: FirstSearch

This guide describes how to create stable links to articles licensed by the MSU Libraries.

Creating Stable Links in FirstSearch

Open the article, then click on "Link Pickup" icon in the top right corner of the First Search page (see image below). 

After clicking on "Link Pickup", you should see the screen below. Use the link below the "IP-address recognition URL… "as your stable link. If the URL already includes or in the string, you do not need to do anything further. This is your stable link. If the link does not already include the proxy1 or proxy2 string in the URL, then add the EZproxy string,, in front of it.

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