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Creating Persistent Links: Welcome!

Persistent Links Introduction

Welcome to the USC Upstate Library guide on creating persistent links to our electronic databases and articles. This guide will explain what a persistent link is and how it may be used. In addition, basic steps will be provided to assist with creating the links that consistently work properly.


What is a persistent link?

A persistent link is a permanent link designed to facilitate access to an online article, database or saved search. These links can be used in course management software, on websites or delivered via e-mail. It is also possible to generate links that allow viewers to access electronic resources from off-campus when the link is structured properly.


Why use persistent links?

  • Persistent links simplify the process of obtaining an article
  • Faculty may create links to their own publications
  • Articles may be integrated into the course, not simply residing on the library's website (where no clear connection to courses exists)

 

Persistent Link Example

For Monday, please read the following:

Udell, J. (2005). Secrets of Screencasting. Infoworld, 27(20), 34.

OR

For Monday, please read the Secrets of Screencasting, by Jon Udell.

 

Practical Applications

There are many uses for persistent links in the classroom, including:

  • Providing reading lists to the students
  • Creating a list of personal publications
  • Saving links to specific searches in favorite databases
  • Providing students with links to preferred databases

Subject Guide

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Kevin Shehan
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