Creating Persistent Links to ScienceDirect

Follow these 4 simple steps to create Persistent Links to ScienceDirect resources (from Elsevier):

  1. Search ScienceDirect and find the article of interest.
  2. Click on the Title of the Article

  3. At the top left of the resulting page, find the DOI. It will look something like this: 10.1016/S0304-3959(99)00183-9. Copy the number - making sure you omit the "doi:" and prepend the number with the following: http://dx.doi.org/
  4. Final Important Step:
    Access to the persistent link articles in ScienceDirect is restricted to currently registered SJU students, faculty and staff.  SJU users on campus will require no additional validation.  However, faculty who use these links in their Blackboard site, eCollege site or on their syllabus MUST alter the link so that the Proxy Server authentication will be triggered when a student clicks on the link

    Simply prepend the link with the following: http://ezproxy.sju.edu/login?url=

The persistent link you provide will have the following format:

http://ezproxy.sju.edu/login?url= http://dx.doi.org/
10.1016/S0304-3959(99)00183-9
Library Proxy Prefix
DOI Prefix DOI

 

For example, to create a persistent link to an article in Elsevier ScienceDirect:

1. Search ScienceDirect and find the article of interest.

2. Click on the Title of the Article

3. At the top left of the resulting page, find the DOI. It will look something like this: 10.1016/S0304-3959(99)00183-9. Copy the number - making sure you omit the "doi:" and prepend the number with the following: http://dx.doi.org/

4. Final Important Step---
Simply prepend the link with the following: http://ezproxy.sju.edu/login?url=


In our example the DOI

doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(99)00183-9

becomes

 http://ezproxy.sju.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3959(99)00183-9




Last revision / review: May 30, 2012