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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 Science Direct/Elsevier/Cambridge

Databases and journals in Science Direct/Elsevier/Cambridge use a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to create stable links. Retrieve your article and locate the DOI. Normally the DOI is located on the full text or summary page but is not visible on the pdf (see image below). See instructions to create stable links for DOI's. 


Once the stable link has been created, you may be asked to select which website you want to use to view the article (see example below).

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