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Persistent Links/Permalinks: ProQuest

How to create a stable link from library resources

Permalinks in ProQuest

If you have located an item in a ProQuest database that you want to share: 

1. Click on Abstract/Details.

  • You can find this link in the search results or in the article record view. 


2. Find the Document URL. This is the term that ProQuest uses for the permalink. 

  • ProQuest databases generate a proxied permalink so this link is ready to share without any additional steps.



Step 1

On the ProQuest Result page, click on Abstract/Details indicated with the green box at the bottom of the record result



Step 2

On the Abstract/Details tab, scroll down to find the Document URL. This is what you would copy for the permalink.

Opening a Permalink from ProQuest

As of May 24, 2023


When opening a permalink from a ProQuest database, you may see a pop-up window asking you to confirm Valdosta State University as your institution to access the content. 


Accessing content through your library Pop Up box. Options are: Yes, take me to this page. No, I belong to a different institution. Or No, I am not affiliated with any institution


Select "Yes, take me to this page" and then the Continue button.


You will then be prompted to log into your MyVSU on the next page (if not already logged in) to view the article.