If your professor wants you to include working links to the sources on your Works Cited list, you'll need to make sure that the links to materials from library research databases are formatted in a particular way.
The stable URL (also known as a document URL, permanent link, share link, or something similar) reliably links to the article, e-book, or video. The URL in your browser's address bar when you're viewing something sometimes only works during that search session and won't work for someone else later on.
Some databases, like EBSCOhost and some ProQuest databases, produce a stable URL that is already formatted correctly. Look at the beginning of the URL for:
If you see this in the URL, you can use it as is for your Works Cited list.
If the stable URL does not have "lccproxy" in the first part (and the database is not on the Exceptions list below), add https://lccproxy.lib.hawaii.edu/login?url= to the front of the URL.
An article from the ScienceDirect database has this stable URL:
It doesn't have the lccproxy address, so we add the prefix to the front of it.
You can use this URL for your Works Cited list.
See the How to Link tab above for more extensive instructions.
Some databases work differently than most. For the following databases, do not add the proxy prefix. Use the stable URL as given.
You will need to be viewing an individual article or article record to follow these instructions.