Answered By: Victoria Ganguli
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2021     Views: 36

Most library databases offer a Permalink, or permanent link, to an article or ebook which will always take you back to that specific item in the database.

The Permalink is different from the internet address or URL which appears in your browser window. That browser URL is a temporary or 'session' URL which in most cases won't link you to the article the next time you need to access it.

In most EBSCOhost databases, the Permalink is found on the lower right side of the Detailed Information page or article page. In JSTOR it is called Stable URL rather than Permalink. And in Gale databases such as Opposing Viewpoints In Context, you will find the permalink on the upper right side of the article page, at "Get Link."

If you have mistakenly saved a session URL instead of a Permalink and need help, contact a librarian for assistance. In some cases, we will be able to help you find your way back to the article you need without having to reconstruct the original search.

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