Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019     Views: 144

A permalink is a permanent or durable link to a resource in a database or web site.

They are sometimes provided when pages are dynamically created, meaning they are generated by a database during a search and are not permanent pages. Dynamic URLs are likely to contain the following within the URL: ?, &, %, +, =, $, cgi-bin, .cgi.

All our databases provide permalinks. Look on the the page of an article or other database resource to get a permalink (usually says permalink) rather than the using the URL in the browser window.

You can find definitions for this and other library related terms in our Library Jargon guide (link below). 

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