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Definitions and FAQs

A permalink is a web address that will consistently point to a specific source such as an eBook, an article, or a library record.

How do I find permalinks?
They are located in different places in different databases. See the pages under “find permalinks” on this page for instructions.

Why can’t I just copy the URL in my browser’s address bar?
Web addresses (URLs) that appear in the address bar usually contain search-based information that will break quickly.

Why would I use a permalink rather than just upload or attach a pdf of an article?
This often violates copyright law or license restrictions for the library’s contracts.  Permalinks are also used to track library usage which informs library purchases.

How do I know if a permalink will work from off-campus?
The link must contain cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org in the URL. This will open a page for the CUW Portal login.

Here’s an example:
https://link-springer-com.cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org/sharelink/10.1007/s10551-018-3777-6

Reference:  SJSU Permalinks Guide