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TTC Library "How To": Permalinks (Persistent Links)

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).   

Permalink in Ebsco Databases

Primo Permalinks

Primo (Library Catalog) 

  • Click the title of the item in your search results.
  • On the next screen, click permalink (under Send to). 
  • Primo Permalinks
  • View Online will take you out of the catalog and into the Library Database to view the full article, ebook, film.