Linking Full-Text to Angel Learning & Course Web Pages
Using Persistent Links
Most licensing agreements with library database providers permit linking full-text articles and e-books to online syllabi or course management systems like Angel. You must link to persistent URLs, not to the URL in the address bar of the browser when viewing the full text.
Persistent URLs (also called PURLs, stable URLs, document URLs, permalinks, persistent links, or durable links) are internet addresses that remain constant. Because most of our subscription databases are not freely available on the Web, proper linking using persistent URLs protects the database provider’s copyright.
If you find a persistent URL in a database record (usually the abstract) you may assume that you have permission to use the link in Angel or your online syllabus. Cut and paste the persistent URL from the library database into your Angel work form or document.
Adding the Proxy Prefix
For full-text links to work from off campus locations, the Ashland University proxy server address MUST be attached to the beginning of the database provided persistent URL. Our proxy server address is:
Therefore, if the persistent URL provided by the database is, for example
you need to insert the proxy server address at the beginning of the database URL so that the persistent URL looks like this: