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Persistent Links - FirstSearch

How to create persistent links to individual articles in FirstSearch:

  1. Connect to a FirstSearch database through the library website (e.g., Wilson Select Plus)
  2. Find an article citation and copy its Persistent Link
  3. Use the Link Converter to make the Persistent Link accessible to all WIU users:
    • Example: https://ezproxy.wiu.edu/login?url=http://firstsearch.oclc.org/ FSIP?sici=0003-0554%2820020601%2996%3A2%3C421%3ATPDLSF%3E&dbname=WilsonSelectPlus_FT
  4. Test! Copy/paste the new link into your browser address bar to make sure it works (remove any spaces in the URL).

Screenshot of a FirstSearch article (showing the Link Pickup icon):

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Screenshot of the Link Pickup module (showing the "IP-address recognition URL"):

Screenshot of FirstSearch article