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Permalinks - Why to Use Them and How to Create Them: Home

Use this guide to learn how to create permalinks to library content.

Something to Remember

Technologically possible does not always translate to legally permissible.

Permalinks - What They Are and Why You Should Use Them

What is a permalink?  It is  "A hyperlink to a web page whose content is expected to remain the same over time." (The Oxford English Dictionary, retrieved 8 August 2019)

Why should you use a permalink?  Permalinks comply with copyright law and should be used in lieu of PDFs or actual images from library databases.  This guide will help you locate and/or create permalinks to electronic library content.

Most of our databases include a permalink for articles or allow users to create permalinks if one is not provided.  Use the tabs at the top of this guide to locate instructions - some tabs are for database vendors (EBSCOhost, ProQuest) and others are for specific databases.

If you need assistance creating permalinks, please contact me.  I am happy to help you!

Additional Information on Copyright

For more information, consult the Copyright Research Guide.

If you have questions or concerns about copyright, contact Farhad Moshiri, 210-829-3842,

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Leslie N. Todd
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