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HIST/SEMN 210: Exceptional America?

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How to use Permalinks

What is a Permalink?

 Permalink stands for permanent link; it is a URL intended to remain unchanged and stable for future access.

permalink may also be called a stable link, durable link, persistent link, permanent link or document link.

When you are searching in library databases and resources, the URL in the address bar does not represent a permanent link; instead, that URL contains information specific to your session of searching, and it will disappear when you move to another page.

Finding and using permalinks will help you get back to the great sources you find in library databases.  

Select the tabs for specific examples.

In Library OneSearch

Detailed record view with Permalink highlighted

In ProQuest databases:

First click on the All Options bubble on the right:

Detailed record view pointing to All Options


Now you should see the All Options Box. At the top is the permalink. 
Click on the link icon to save the permalink.


All Save Options box with Permalink highlghted

In EbscoHost Databases:

Look for Permalink at the lower right of the screen.

Detailed record view pointing to link to permalink



Once you click on Permalink, the permalink appears in the middle of the screen.


Detailed record view with Permalink highlghted



Select the "Remote Access URL" to save the Permalink

record view with Permalink highlghted

In HeinOnline:

Look for the link icon near the top of the record:

Detailed record view with Permalink highlighted


Next you should see this pop up box.  Select and copy the permalink for "Off Campus/Remote Access."

Detailed record view with proxied permalink highlighted



The next screen gives you a choice - click on "Proceed to Proxy Login" if you are off campus:

select proceed to proxy login if off campus




Interlibrary Loan

Using Interlibrary Loan

  • You can also request materials through ILL directly in many of the Library's databases.
  • Instant email notification lets you know when your materials have arrived.
  • All articles and chapters will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account.
  • You may pick up books from the Circulation Desk