With few exceptions, you can link to items in the PG Library's databases in a reading list and most databases have sharing features built into their platforms. For most databases though, like those from EBSCO, you cannot copy the URL from your browser's address bar. You must use the sharing features within the database.
The directions on this page will show you how to find the correct link to use within EBSCO databases, ProQuest databases, Gale eBooks, Ovid, Skillsoft Books, and others.
EBSCO names the links you'll need "Permalinks." They are easily findable when viewing the full text or detailed record (the citation page you see after clicking the title) of a book or article. The Permalink button is located to the right side after opening the full text or detailed record of an item. Click the Permalink button, then copy the new URL displaced at the top.
Oftentimes, the URL in the web address bar of your browser should actually work with ProQuest databases. However, the best link to copy within a ProQuest database is known as the Document URL. To find it, click the Citation/Abstract link for any article you want to link to. The Citation/Abstract link is available from the results list, as well as after opening the full text of a document. Within the citation information, look for the Document URL. It is usually towards the bottom of the list. This is the link you need to copy.
Note: You can also often find the Document URL in ProQuest databases by clicking the "Cite" button, however any item with a DOI will show the DOI instead of the Document URL.
A durable, persistent link is available for sharing any book or video within Skillsoft Books. To find the link:
O'Reilly's ebooks and videos can be linked to using the URL from the address bar, but the URL needs to be edited. For more information, including a tool that will adapt the link for you, see the Library's Guide to O'Reilly.
Note that this only works with some articles in Ovid. For articles where the below links aren't an option, you'll have to just assign the citation, link to the detailed record within EBSCO Discovery Service if available, or check if the article is covered by our CCC annual license and upload it to the classroom.
To link back to an article in Ovid (when possible), first open the article using the Article as PDF link (only this link!). Then, click the Email Jumpstart link in the Article Tools menu to find the permanent URL to use.
To link to any page within any Gale title, click Get Link. After clicking Get Link, you'll see a URL back to the document (beneath or at the end of the citation). Additionally, clicking the Cite tool usually also procures a URL, depending on the chosen citation style.
Notes on other databases: