One of the most frustrating thing with writing in an online environment is that sometimes links vanish. Nothing physical is permanent and things are much less permanent on the Internet, but at least we could have a chance of posting a link to an article that will still be there in a year.
Stable Links for EMU students
An EMU librarian, Sara Memmott, created a proxy link generator so we can include links to any paper we find on our Full-Text database. This is a real plus if you hope to share articles with classmates or write a document that other EMU students would find valuable. For instructors, the tool guarantees that students won’t be emailing us about broken links.
To use the tool, go to http://guides.emich.edu/linking. I used the tool just now to create a link to an article two recent graduates of our program had published. Shalynn Weeden and Bethany Cooke wrote “Underage Children and Social Networking.” As an EMU student, you have access to a database of articles we have purchased so using the Proxy link, you should be able to log in with your EMU credentials to read the article:
I would recommend you give it a try.