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Creating Direct Links (PURLs) to LHL's E-Resources  

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013 URL: http://libguides.lhl.uab.edu/purls Print Guide Email Alerts

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What is a PURL?

PURL stands for Persistent Uniform Resource Locator.  PURLs provide direct links to specific e-resources (articles, books, book chapters, etc.).  You can create a PURL using a URL or a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the e-resource.

PURLs should be used when adding articles to Blackboard and Course Reserves.  By adding the LHL proxy prefix in front of the PURL, you will be able to access the resource both on and off campus.

 

How to Create a PURL for Your Blackboard Course Shell

 

How to Create a PURL Using the URL

To create a PURL using the URL:

  1. Open the e-resource and find the URL (see the Examples tab above)
  2. Add the LHL proxy prefix -- http://ezproxy3.lhl.uab.edu/login?url= -- in front of the URL from step 1.

 

Example:

http://ezproxy3.lhl.uab.edu/login?url=http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/mrwhome/10455803/HOME

 

How to Create a PURL Using the DOI

To create a PURL using the DOI:

  1. Open the e-resource and find the DOI (see the Examples tab)
  2. Add the DOI prefix -- http://dx.doi.org/ -- in front of the DOI from step 1.
  3. Add the LHL proxy prefix in front of the DOI prefix from step 2.

 

Example:

http://ezproxy3.lhl.uab.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1136/gut.2008.149708

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