A persistent URL is a link that will consistently point to an article, journal, or other resource. Persistent URLs are also known as permalinks, durable links, persistent links, document URLs, permanent links, or possibly other names depending upon the database.
Why can't I copy the URL from the browser's address bar?
The URLs that appear in the browser's address bar while searching subscription databases typically contain session-based or search-based information. These URLs are only valid for a single session and will not be active when copied and used at a later time.
How do I find persistent URLs?
Persistent URLs are typically found on the article record or journal record. However, the location varies for each database. Please see the Creating Links to Content tab that the top of this guide for further information.
Why use a persistent URL when I can upload the article to Blackboard?
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