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PPPA 8004 Week 3 Discussion: Week 3 Discussion


For this weeks discussion, you ar required to find an international peer reviewed journal article  and reflect on how you determined the article was peer reviewed. This guide will walk you through the process of locating an international peer-reviewed article.

To learn more about peer-review and how how to determine if an article is peer reviewed, please review he following guide:

Find peer-reviewed journal articles in international journals

Persistent or permanent links

A persistent link is a permanent URL to a specific journal or article within a database like ProQuest or EBSCO. Database vendors may have their own persistent link system or they may use the DOI link system and OpenURL.

A persistent link allows you to access a specific journal or article without having to search for it again. Persistent links for Walden Library databases will require your Walden user name and password. 

Some other names you might see are: 

  • permalink
  • PURL (permanent url)
  • stable link 


Do not assume that the URL in the browser address bar is a permanent link. That URL may:

  • change in the future
  • include session information causing the URL to only be valid for a single user session
  •  be a temporary Find@Walden full-text service URL that is not stable.


Every database is different in how they provide persistent links, and some do not. Below are examples from two of our main databases. If you have questions about other databases, please contact the Library. 

Example of a permalink in EBSCO databases

In EBSCO databases follow these steps.

  1. Click on the title of the article you want.
  2. On the Detailed Record (abstract page), select Permalink from the options on the right. The persistent link (permalink) will appear at the top of the article title. 

  3. Copy the link displayed in the Permalink box. 

Example of a persistent link in ProQuest

Follow these steps to find the persistent link in ProQuest databases

  1. Click on the title of the article you want. 
  2. Select the Abstract/Details tab. 

  3. Copy the Document URL near the bottom of the record.