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What are Persistent Links?
Persistent links vs Session links
- Persistent links are unique URLs to a resource (i.e. article, ebook, film clip).
- Some databases call them permalinks, others call them document links, or stable URLs.
- Session Links are the links a the top of the page and are only for that unique session.
- URL that is in the browser address bar.
Unique URL locations in Databases
Commonly used databases by TTC students, faculty and staff.
EBSCOhost Databases - Permalink
Permalink is within the record, on the right
- Academic Search Premier
- Business Source Premier
- CINAHL Plus
- Ebook - EBSCOhost
Films on Demand
- You can now search and embed Films on Demand videos from within the D2L.
- Or, from within the database, click Share (under the video) then click Embed/Link and copy the Record URL.
JSTOR- Look for the Stable URL (located in citation)
ProQuest - Look for the URL (located in the citation)
Permalink: Linking Directly to EBSCO Articles and Ebooks
If you want to link to a specific EBSCO database article or ebook, go to the detailed record page of the item.
- Look to the right side "tools" menu and click on the "permalink" option.
- The URL will pop up in the box on top of the article for you to copy.
- Note: Do not use the ONE TIME Session link (URL that is in the browser address bar).
Primo (Library Catalog)
- Click the title of the item in your search results.
- On the next screen, click permalink (under Send to).
- View Online will take you out of the catalog and into the Library Database to view the full article, ebook, film.