Answered By: Maureen Barney
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2019     Views: 1047

We know this can be a tricky task. Many students just copy and paste the link from the address bar to post for these types of assignments, but the links often create problems when you try to access the article again later.

The solution is to use a permalink instead. Permalinks are—wait for it—permanent links assigned to a specific article by the database. Using the permalink makes getting back to the article much easier.

So how do you find an article's permalink? The quickest way is to use the links in the OneSearch record for the article.

1. In the results list of OneSearch, click on the article title link.


2. Look for the "Send to" ribbon, and click on the "permalink" icon.


3. A new box will open that contains the permalink for that article. To save this link, highlight and copy it, or you can click the "copy the permalink to clipboard" link to have the system do it for you. Then, you can paste the permalink into the discussion board, a Word document, etc.

But what if you found the article in a different database? Where you will find the permalink in each database is slightly different. Because of this, we have a guide that shows you where to find permalinks in each of our database.

Go to the Finding & Using Permalinks guide.

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