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Stable Links for Electronic Resources

How to create stable links for online journals, e-books, and streaming media

Creating Stable Links Using A DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Stable links can often be created using DOIs (digital object identifiers). Using a DOI to create a stable link might be especially useful when accessing a journal through a vendor/publisher NOT listed in this guide.

To create a stable link using a DOI, you must first locate an item's DOI - this is usually listed in the article citation (see example below). You may also find DOIs listed here: http://www.crossref.org/guestquery.

To create the stable link, use "https://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/" and then add the rest of the DOI for your article to the end of the URL. For example, the stable link for the article shown below would be: https://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp048050.

 

 

See Stable Links Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting suggestions if your stable link does not work as expected.

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