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What is a permanent link?

A permanent link also known as a persistent link, stable link, or permanent link, is a URL that connects directly to a specific full-text article, ebook, or streaming media, etc. in CMU Libraries' subscriptions.

Why should we use permanent links?

Permanent links can be placed within course materials in Blackboard, syllabi, readings lists, or research portfolios. They allow students to access articles, ebooks, videos, etc., directly from CMU Libraries' subscriptions both on and off campus.

Using permanent links helps CMU users in compliance with copyright law and database licenses, as well as provides the library with accurate use statistics for renewal decisions, for example, in a way that downloading full text articles from databases and then uploading them into users' courses materials and research portfolios.

How to link to articles?

How to link to a database?

How to link to an ejournal?

How to link to an ebook?

How to link to a streaming media?

What happens when you use a permanent link from off campus?

When you click on a permalink from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your CMU Glob ID username and password before you are granted access to the linked information (usually an article from a database). Once you enter your username/password, the link should bring you directly to the article.


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