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What is a Permalink?

Permalink is short for “permanent link” and is a URL that links to a specific article or resource webpage. Permalinks are sometimes referred to as “stable links” because they will take the user to the intended webpage even after an extended time.

Why should I use a permalink?

Most library websites with article information are dynamic, and the URL listed at the top of the webpage is created for a specific moment of viewing. A permalink, on the other hand, provides a continual connection to the intended webpage that you can safely return to in the future.

Finding a Permalink: OneSearch

  1. When viewing an item in OneSearch, scroll down to the “Send to” section of the page below the list of database links

  2. Click on the “Permalink” button

  3. Copy the permalink that is created

Finding a Permalink: EBSCO Databases

  1. When viewing an item, look on the right-hand side for the permalink button

  2. Click on the “Permalink” button

  3. Copy the permalink that is created (located above the article title)

Finding a Permalink: ProQuest Databases

  1. On the item’s record page, click on the “All Options” button in the top right corner

  2. A box called “All Save & Export Options” will appear

  3. Copy the link at the top of the box, next to the link icon