Answered By: Leah Cover
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2022     Views: 390

If you intend to share a link to online journal articles, databases, eBooks, or other library resources, the link will not work unless you use the permalink, which is a stable URL provided by the database that will take the user back to the database record. Do not use the link in the browser, as it will expire after the authenticated online session ends.

Option 1: Share the permalink to a database from Databases A-Z.  Each database in the A-Z list has a permalink associated with it. Use the share icon to the right, then copy and paste the permalink as needed. 



Option 2: Share the permalink to an article in a library database. 

  1. Once you've found an item that you'd like to share or save, click the Share icon in the upper right of the item record.
  2. Click "Create Link."

  3. Copy the link or click "Copy to clipboard."

  4. Copy and paste the permalink as needed to route the user back to the detailed record for the item.