Creating and Using Persistent Links to Articles
What Are Persistent Links?
A persistent link is created by special software (identified by "Find It @ UGA"). It allows you to send a link to students or colleagues that is not dependent on your individual search session. When someone clicks on such a persistent link, they will see a menu of full-text and print options to access the article. (Example)
How to Create a Persistent Link
Find an online citation to the article. There are two methods for this:
- If using the EJL, follow the instructions there about searching for a specific article.
- If using GALILEO@UGA, go to a database likely to contain a citation to the article.
Copy the link in the box and you have a persistent link. If the link is too long for your purposes, a link-shortener like tinyurl may be helpful.
How to Use Persistent Links
Persistent links can have many uses, including:
- Course reading lists in eLearning Commons
- Class web sites
These persistent links will require the GALILEO password for off-campus users.