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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 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. 
  4. If the Jumpstart URL contains .proxy1.cl.msu.edu or .proxy2.cl.msu.edu, you will need to remove it.
  5. Add the EZProxy string, http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url= to the front of the Jumpstart URL to create the stable link.

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