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Finding & Using Permalinks

Permalinks, short for "permanent links", offers a stable link that is assigned to a specific article by the database. Using the permalink makes getting back to an article much easier.

Finding Permalinks in Ebsco Databases

Locate and copy a permalink:

Created by and modified (with permission) from Concordia University - Portland Libraries.

 

Share a list of results with the permalink:

Created by and modified (with permission) from Concordia University - Portland Libraries.

1. Once you find an article that you want, look at the right-side menu:


EBSCO record page - pointing to right side menu

2.Click on the Permalink  icon:


EBSCO record page - pointing to "Permalink" link

 

3. A small box should appear above the source's title. Click on the URL to highlight it:


EBSCO record page - showing the "Permalink" link and box that opens

 

4. Click on the X at the top-right corner to close the box:


EBSCO record page - showing how to close the "Permalink" box


 

How to find the permalink in an EBSCO database search results page:

 

1. When you have a list of search results that you want to send to yourself or someone else, look at the right side of the page:


EBSCO search results page

 

2.Click on the Share button to open the drop-down menu. The last option will show the permalink, which should be highlighted. (If it isn't fully highlighted, click outside the URL, then click on the permalink once to highlight the full URL.):


EBSCO search results page pointing to "Share" button

 

3.Copy the link using Control-C for PC or Command-C for Mac. Or you can right-click on the highlighted URL and select "Copy." Paste the link into your document:


EBSCO search results page - permalink

 

4. Click outside the drop-down menu to close it:


EBSCO search results page - show how to exit "Share" button menu