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Using Permalinks in Online Courses

Background

A permalink or persistent link is a URL that points to a specific journal article, search results, or blog entry. Many database providers provide them for linking inside a learning management system (LMS).

At this time, most of our databases will provide permalinks that start with http://search.ebscohost.com.  This is because we currently must send our patrons directly to Ebsco, our database provider, to authenticate in to password-protected resources.  This will change once we have a proxy server and single sign-on to all  Cummings online services.

   Finding Permalinks in EBSCO

EBSCO provides permalinks on the article level. When you are on the article page, click Permalink. It is on the right side.

Create a permalink by clicking on the chain link icon to the right of an article.

 

  Important!  Persistent links are not the link found in your browser window. Do not copy and paste the URL from the browser window of the selected resource unless directed to do so.

 

 

 

 

After clicking on the permalink icon, a box will pop up in EBSCO that contains the permalink to the article for you to copy.

 

Example of a permalink

 

These permalinks can be shared via email or used in online courses for consistent, unchangeable links to articles.

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