Answered By: Amanda Hahn
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017     Views: 94

A permalink (also called persistent link) is a link that will take you through the library's login page in order to access the article. Some of the databases, such as EBSCO, have the permalink already created. When you open an article in EBSCO (the URL will say ebscohost.com) you can click on an article title and find the permalink listed in the "Tools" section on the right side of the article information. Some other databases have the permalink listed in the citation section of the article.

If you cannot find the permalink, you can always create it yourself. You can find the full directions for how to do so here: http://www.liberty.edu/library/persistent-links-tutorial/

Essentially you would just need to copy the article URL. For example: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.472/abstract

Then add this portion to the front of it: http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=

So the final permalink would look like this: http://ezproxy.liberty.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tl.472/abstract