Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2017     Views: 2

permalink is a URL (web address) that will take you back to a particular website.  When you want to save the URL for a particular article, look for the permalink for that article.

Why:  When you use many of our research databases, including the Discover search and EBSCO databases, the URL displayed in the address bar is particular to that session. Copying and reusing that link later will not get you back to the same page. Instead, look for a "permalink" icon among the tools on the page.  The permalink should get you back to the same page. It may ask you for your login credentials before accessing the page.  

For many databases, one way to easily get the permalink is to email the article to yourself. It may also give you an option to email a copy of the article.

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