This tutorial will show you how to get a stable link for library resources. The purpose of creating and using a stable link (also referred to as a static, permalink, or persistent URL) is to make sure the resource's link is reliable - meaning you can share the link with others without worrying about it being moved or removed.
Many of the library's resources contained in our catalog and databases have full text articles that the library has paid to access. These articles are accessible to the entire University community. If a student or faculty member wants to be able to return to an article in the catalog or database later on, or if they want to share an article with others, a stable link is the most effective way to do this.
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Begin at the search box on the Library home page. Type your search into the search bar and click on the search button.
When you've chosen the resource you want a stable link for, you have two options. You can get the stable link by clicking on the chain icon:
This will then bring up the stable link you can copy/paste and save in a word doc or bookmark on your browser:
Alternatively, if you click on the title of the resource and want the stable link, the icon is below the title of the source with the same ability to copy/paste:
Stable Links are also available in our databases. To grab these, simply type your search terms in the database's search box(es) and click on the search button:
On the results page when you've found an article you're interested in click on the title:
On the right hand side of the article's detail page, you'll see an option for a permalink. Click on it and the stable link will appear at the top above the article's title. Copy/paste to save this link.
All of our databases have the ability to get a stable link but do look a little different. Here are some examples: