Answered By: Anne Marie Gruber
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2017     Views: 19

Why should I use permanent links (aka permalinks or persistent URLs) from Rod Library databases?

Using the correct link, a permalink, will ensure students and other authorized users can access subscription materials off-campus when you share articles. They will automatically be prompted to enter their CatID & passphrase. And these links will not timeout as sometimes occurs with URLs from the browser’s address bar.


In terms of copyright, linking is preferable to downloading/providing pdfs to others electronically or on paper.


Where are permanent links located in Rod Library databases?

Instructions for finding permalinks in Rod Library databases are available here.

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