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Off-Campus and Distance Users

Learn how MSU students, faculty, and staff can access library materials away from campus

Creating Persistent Links to Journal Articles

Many databases at Memorial Library have persistent links to the full-text articles that they index. These links allow you to place a link on your D2L page that your students can access at any time simply by clicking on the link and providing their MavMail username and password as login information.

To create a persistent link combine the link with this proxy server script:

Or use the Persistent Link Converter below.

Persistent Link Converter

Persistent article links must be modified to enable off-campus access to licensed library resources by MSU users. This resource automatically adds the necessary prefix to the persistent link you provide.

Paste (or type) the article's persistent link:

Converted Link

If you have questions on how to create persistent links, please call Paul Wyss, Distance Learning Librarian, at 507-389-2258 or email at

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