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Durable URLs: Home

About Durable URLs

Most of the Libraries' electronic resources--databases, e-journals, ebooks, films--require editing of the URLs to link directly to specific items, such as e-journal articles or ebooks. Fortunately, the process is not difficult. Below are Step-by-Step Instructions followed by Tips for Specific Databases.

If you need help, contact Reference Services (808-544-1133) at the Library at Waterfront, or contact your Librarian Subject Specialist directly.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Open a plain text editor (e.g. Notepad). DO NOT USE A WORD PROCESSOR LIKE MS WORD, as it imports extra code when you paste from it.
  2. Copy and paste into your plain text editor your Permalink, Stable URL, DOI link, etc.
  3. Remove this text, if it is present in the URL (generally only when you are off-campus): .hpu.idm.oclc.org  
  4. Paste in front of your URL this EZproxy prefix: https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

That's it! You now have a durable URL customized for HPU-only access.

Example from JSTOR

You find this article in JSTOR: "Race and Poverty in America: Public Misperceptions and the American News Media." Here are the steps to convert the URL to a durable URL.

  • Start with the stable URL: http://www.jstor.org.hpu.idm.oclc.org/stable/2749633
  • Remove the text shown in red (if present), including the period at the beginning: http://www.jstor.org.hpu.idm.oclc.org/stable/2749633
  • Now you have this link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2749633
  • Add the proxy prefix: https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/2749633

Here is your durable URL that will work whether you are on or off campus: https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/2749633

Tips for Specific Databases

Ebook Central (formerly known as Ebrary)

  1. ​​From the book record, click on Share Link to Book
  2. Copy the URL given
  3. Ebook Central does NOT require the EZproxy prefix for use off-campus.

For example, the durable URL for the book shown below would be: 

http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hpu-ebooks/detail.action?docID=601796​

Ebook Central screenshot

In EBSCO databases, you may generate permalinks for individual records as well as for searches.


From an item record, click on Permalink in the right sidebar.

Permalink in right sidebar


The permalink will already contain our proxy prefix, and can be used as-is.

Permalink to copy and paste


For permalinks to searches, click on the Share button from the Search Results page.

Share options from result list


Again, our proxy prefix will already be included, so the permalink can be used as-is.

Permalink to search

JSTOR

  1. Copy the Stable URL
  2. If .hpu.idm.oclc.org is present within the URL (generally only if you are off-campus), remove it
  3. Paste in front of your URL: https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

For example, the durable URL for the article shown below would be: 

https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/20535210 

JSTOR stable link

 

PubMed

1. Look for the PMID number in the PubMed record (outlined in the example below).

2. If you just need a link to the PubMed record, use the following string, replacing the red text with the PMID number for your record: 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32096567 (you can also generate this URL in your address bar by clicking on the PMID link in your record).

3. If you want a link to the PubMed record that includes links to any HPU-licensed full text for the record, use the following string, replacing the red text with the PMID number for your record: 

https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov?term=32096567&holding=hihapulib

PubMed PMID

ScienceDirect

  1. Copy the DOI (displayed on the first page)
  2. If .hpu.idm.oclc.org is present within the URL (generally only if you are off-campus), remove it
  3. Paste in front of your URL: https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=

For example, the durable URL for the article shown below would be: 

https://hpu.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2015.11.008

ScienceDirect durable URL