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Permalinks Q&A

What is a permalink? 

It is a direct URL that remains stable over time and allows users to get to the item again at a future research session. 

What are some other names for permalinks? 

Permanent links, persistent links, stable links, durable links, or direct URL. 

How can I use permalinks in my teaching?

You can use permalinks to share articles, eBook chapters, images, or videos with your students. 

Use them in your Canvas classroom, in PowerPoints, syllabi, email, or web pages. 

Why can't I just copy the web address or URL that appears in the address bar of my web browser? 

It contains session-based information that will cause the URL to fail in a subsequent's day's / different computer's search session. 

What to Look For: Permalinks for Selected Library Databases