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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 ProQuest

  1. After clicking the link to an article in a ProQuest database, look for the Abstract/Details tab/section. 
  2. Copy the link listed in the Document URL field near the bottom of this area.  For the resource below, this is
  3. 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.
  4. See Stable Links Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting suggestions if your stable link does not work as expected.