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Creating Persistent Links: Welcome!

The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate how to create permanent links to Limestone University databases and articles.

Persistent Links Introduction

Welcome to the Limestone University Limestone University Library guide on creating persistent links to our electronic databases and articles.  This guide will explain what a persistent link is and how it can be used.  In addition, basic steps will be provided to assist with creating the links that consistenly work properly.
What is a persistent link?

A persistent link is a permanent link designed to facilitate access to an online article, database, or saved search.  These links can be used in course management software, on websites, or delivered via email.  It is also possible to generate links that allow viewers to access electronic resources from off-campus when the link is structured properly.
Why use persistent links?

  • Persistent links simplify the process of obtaining an article
  • Faculty may create links to their own publications
  • Articles may be integrated into the course, not simply residing on the library's website, where no clear connection to courses exists

Persistent Link Example

For Monday, please read the following:

Kerner, Sean Michael. "Eweek 30: Computer Viruses Evolve From Minor Nuisances To Costly Pests." Eweek (2013): 3. Business Source Alumni Edition. Web. 17 Apr. 2014.


For Monday, please read the article "eWEEK 30: Computer Viruses Evolve From Minor Nuisances to Costly Pests "  by Sean Michael Kerner. 

Practical Applications

There are many uses for persistent links in the classroom

  • Providing reading lists to the students
  • Creating a list of personal publications
  • Saving links to specific searches in favorite databases
  • Providing students with links to preferred databases

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