A permanent link (permalink, persistent link) of a library resource (article or audio visual content in a subscribed database) is more than the URL from the browser's address bar. Also, the document's URL is not always the URL from the browser's address bar. To get a permanent link of a resource, you need a proxy prefix and the resource document's URL. This page shows the steps in retrieving or generating a permanent link from some selected databases resources.
From any EBSCO database, you may retrieve the permanent link from the Tools section in the right sidebar of resource record page. Click on the Permalink and copy the URL provided. The URL already comes with the proxy prefix, so it is a permanent link.
For a ProQuest database article, you may retrieve the permanent link from the Abstract/Details page. Scroll down to the Document URL and copy the link provided. The URL already comes with the proxy prefix, so it is a permanent link.
DOIs are available from various sources. A DOI from any of SBU University libraries subscribed databases often comes without the proxy prefix. Copy the DOI provided and add the proxy prefix or use the Generate Permanent Link box for its permanent link. An example of a DOI is http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-008-0545-6. Its permanent link will be http://eagle.sbuniv.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-008-0545-6
Since a permanent link contains the proxy prefix, authentication using MySBU account is required. Alexander Street Press offer a solution such that with the content URL only (without the proxy prefix), links to their content from SBU Blackboard course page will be honored without authentication.
For music scores through NAXOS Music Library: Sheet Music, a static URL is not provided. Copy the URL from the browser's address bar, and use the Generate Permanent Link box for the permanent link.