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