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Creating link to articles and books

Presented here is a description on how to create permanent links to publications from the library's full text databases.

When creating links to publications from the library's databases, copying the URL in the browser's address window will not work. There are several reasons.

The link (URL) should in most cases begin with a so-called proxy prefix ( This will ensure that the link works outside of the university network. By using the tool below, you can easily add the proxy prefix to a URL.

In certain databases a DOI is used. It stands for Digital Object Identifier and is an identification number given to an electronic document and is not dependent upon the location of the electronic document.

When you have constructed a link, try it to see if it works before you put it in a reference list. Paste it into your web browser and press enter.

Content updated 2020-11-11