Q. How do I use permalinks?


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A permalink is a persistent or stable URL that takes users directly to an article, e-book, or video from on or off campus. They are similar to a DOI, but they also include authentication information for off campus users. 

Why should I use permalinks?

  • Linking is the best way to comply with copyright law (many vendor license agreements prohibit posting PDFs). 
  • Permalinks allow the library to collect usage statistics, which are used to determine what resources we keep. (We do not track any personal information).
  • Electronic articles are more likely to be ADA compliant than PDFs. 


See our guide to permalinks for more information. 

  • Last Updated Aug 19, 2021
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  • Answered By Laura DeLancey

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