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Faculty: Linking to Library Resources

Linking to Springer Journal Articles

Springer Journals use DOIs (digital object identifiers) for its permalinks.  

1. Be sure to click on Cite this Article below the article title. Copy only the DOI number. Using the example below, when you copy the link address, it looks like this: https://doi-org.lib.rockhurst.edu/10.1007/s00134-019-05789-6

2.  The DOI is incomplete:  it needs a fuller URL and the library's proxy URL  -- 10.1007/s00134-019-05789-6 (incomplete link)

3.  The complete URL requires: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-019-05789-6

4.  Library Proxy URL must precede the article URL

Example: https://lib.rockhurst.edu/login?url=https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-019-05789-6

5. Lastly, make certain to hyperlink the proxied URL to the article citation. Note: some databases are still using APA 6th and you may need to update the citation to the new rules in the 7th edition.

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