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Stable Links for Electronic Resources

This is a how-to guide for creating permanent, stable links to MSU-owned full-text articles from online journals, e-books, and streaming video or other media.

Creating Stable Links in Ovid

  1. A Jumpstart URL is used to create stable links in Ovid. Click on the title of the article (see image below).
  2. On the next screen, select the 'Email Jumpstart' option on the right (see image below).
  3. An 'Email Jumpstart' pop-up should appear (see image below). Copy the Jumpstart URL.  For the article below, this is
  4. Since the URL includes, this is your stable link. If this link did not include, or, you would need to add to the front of the URL for it to work correctly.
  5. See Stable Links Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting suggestions if your stable link does not work as expected.