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Persistent Links

What is a persistent link and how do I use it?

A persistent link is a stable web address that, in general, does not change over time.  These can be difficult to find, especially when dealing with dynamic websites like our research databases which update content frequently. Since the url in the address bar of the browser is not a reliable way to return to content, most database providers have a way to get a persistent link. This page will help you find those.

Using Persistent Links to Link to Articles

Linking to articles is a great way to bring material to your students.  Below you will see how to link to articles provided by EBSCO.  If you have any problems or need to link to articles from other suppliers, please contact: Sara Klink,  Ext: 5449


    Articles from EBSCO databases are very portable, if you locate the persistent link. 

To find that, you need to be in the "Detailed Record", accessed by clicking the title of the article from your search results.  On the right side of the page, near the bottom you will see a line labeled "Permalink".  This link can be copied and pasted.   This link will send students back to the same citation view where they can review the abstract and click into the full-text.  If they are off campus, they will have to authenticate with their Stark State user name and password first.  They will be prompted to do this automatically.

Copyright Advice

When you embed or distribute links to the library's full-text articles, it is paid for content, distributed in a limited manner to affiliated students who are authenticating for access. When this is the scenario, the use is generally permissible under copyright law.