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Persistent URLs (PURLs) -- How to Create Them: Home

About permanent links

In most library databases, the URL in the navigation bar of your internet browser contains temporary information that will expire. This means that cutting and pasting a database article's URL straight from your internet browser creates a broken link.


The majority of library databases generate permanent links to articles or article citations. These permanent links - sometimes known as PURLS or Permalinks - are located in different places for each database vendor, and are created for cut-and-paste functionality.




Unstable link to article (this link will break if pasted into Blackboard):


For instructions on how to add permanent links to a course in Blackboard, please visit the guide:

Persistent URLs in Blackboard