This guide shows you how to locate and create permalinks to online resources in Dupré Library's catalog and databases.
What are permalinks?
Permalinks (also called persistent links, persistent URLs, permanent URLs and stable URLs) allow you to reliably locate online resources like journal articles, eBooks, and databases.
Why should I care?
If you upload PDFs of articles or eBooks in your Moodle course, you may be in violation of copyright law or licensing agreements with providers of our online resources. Permalinks allow you to reliably link to online resources and help ensure that you are copyright compliant.
Okay, how do I do it?
- Use the tabs above to find instructions on locating and creating permalinks for different library resources.
- Some databases, like EBSCO and ProQuest, already include the library's proxy URL. (The library's proxy URL helps ensure that off campus users have the same access as those on campus.)
- Other databases, such as JSTOR, provide a stable URL but do not automatically include the library's proxy URL. In those instances, you'll need to add the library's proxy URL to the front of the stable URL before adding it to your Moodle page.
- The library's proxy URL is: http://ezproxy.ucs.louisiana.edu:2048/login?url=
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