Best practice: use these linking guidelines to ensure easy maintenance and off-campus access.
See also our public Permalinks page.
Please make sure to Athenize your link before sending it out. The OpenAthens link will guarantee access for future use.
Please use the Databases content type to make a link to a database. You can change the description to customize it for your guide.
Don't see your database? Ask Web Services to create one.
Use the permalink on the full record, e.g., https://onesearch.uark.edu/permalink/01UARK_INST/1es9vl6/alma991012082089707336
Click on the Permalink tool to get a direct link to a record.
You can copy and paste the URL in the browser bar or use the link icon in the uppor right to get a permalink to a search.
Use the Permalink from the WorldCat.org record, e.g., https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57003621
Be sure and run WorldCat.org links through the Athenizer.
Use the About this Book link, e.g., https://books.google.com/books?id=ghb4FHrC4oYC
Ebsco and ProQuest offer the ability oto save a search strategy link. This function is not available in all databases.
Use the permalinks in OneSearch records.
Use the Athenized DOI, e.g.. https://go.openathens.net/redirector/uark.edu?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1002%2F0471238961.0621051220091212.a01%20 or create a permalink.
Copy the URL in your browser to link to another LilbGuide or other page within your Research Guide
http://uark.libguides.com/c.php?g=[guide ID]&p=[Page ID]
Unfortunately these still do not have a "friendly" URL but the pattern is:
You can find profile pages by browsing guides by author.
Click on the pencil icon on the box header to see the box link and embed code. Box links use this syntax:
http://uark.libguides.com/c.php?g=[guide ID]&p=[Page ID]#s-lg-box-[box ID]
OpenAthens won't work for every URL. After all, the Libraries don't subscribe to every electronic resource out there. So be sure to test your URL before sharing it with students and colleagues.
The system-wide Link checker is under Tools on the orange menu bar.
The link checker will check only link content types; it will not check Links in Rich Text / HTML content blocks.
You can use a browser plugin like Link Analyzer for Firefox to check all the links on a page.
The link checker runs every weekend. Occasionally, you will get a false report of a broken link. This happens when the link checker cannot access the resource (e.g. it goes through authentication) or when the link site has extra security turned on.