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How do I save an article from a library database so I can refer to it later?

Last updated on Nov 11, 2020    research databases


You have several options for saving your research. The exact method depends on which database you are using. In DiscoverDeWitt, use the "Pin" feature to save to your favorites. You can also use the Permalink Icon and copy the URL to your clipboard to be pasted into a separate document. You can also use the Email button to email yourself the record.

In Ebscohost databases, you can use the Save to My Folder option to retain articles during your searching session (or indefinitely if you have are logged in to your free Ebscohost account). There are also buttons in the Tools area to Save to you computer, add to Google Drive and Email. If you prefer to use the URL, make sure you use the Permalink button to display the URL that will lead you back to the record. The URL in the browser is session-based and will become a dead link outside of your search session.

In Gale databases, use the Get Link button in the top menu to copy the stable URL. You may also use the Send To button to save to your computer, Google Drive or email.

In ScienceDirect, you can copy the URL in your browser to return to the resource. You also have a Download PDF or Share button that allows for saving to your computer, drive or email.

In JSTOR, use the stable URL provided on the landing page for the article. You can also Download PDF or Share to email it. Note that the stable URL listed in the citation will need to be preceded by http://ezproxy, in order to work off campus.