Permalinks are the easiest way to link to library resources in Canvas, course syllabi, reading lists, websites, and email. A permalink (also called a persistent link, permanent link, stable link, static link, or durable link) is a URL or web address that will consistently point to a specific library resource, such as a full-text article, ebook, ejournal, streaming video, database, or record in a database.
The easiest, fastest way to create a permalink to an individual article, ebook, or video, is in Fusion. In the record you want to link to, select the Permalink link in the toolbar on the right. A permalink you can copy and paste into Canvas, a website, or email, will appear.
Many resources have an option for creating permalinks.
In order to ensure USF users are able to access content, when you create the permalink, one of these addresses will be likely be in the URL:
Some databases provide persistent links with these proxy addresses; resources from SAML providers do not.
Be sure to test your permalinks before sharing.
DOIs can be used to create a permanent link to a variety of publications, including articles, ebooks, book chapters, conference papers, etc. DOIs can usually be found in abstracts, full-text articles, and even databases.
If the DOI URL contains proxy1.athensams.net, it is accessible to USF users and you may link to it.
If your DOI is from a SAML provider, your DOI URL will not contain proxy1.athensams.net in the URL, but you can still link to it.
On the Databases A to Z page, click the share icon to the right of each database.
Copy the URL that appears in the pop-up box.
The link provided is configured for access via OpenAthens.
Each record in the library catalog has its own permalink.
In the classic catalog, click on Link to this record in your selected record.
The permalink for that record will appear in the browser address bar and you may copy and use that link.
There are three ways to create permalinks to individual journal titles.
1. In the classic catalog, select Link to this record to capture the permalink.
2. In Journal Finder, search for your journal. Find the correct entry and click on the journal title. Select Permalink in the toolbar on the right and copy the permalink.
3. In Journal Finder, search for your journal and find the correct entry. Look at the time span available in each database or publisher site and make a selection. Find and copy the permalinks on those sites.
In this example, you may use the URL on the publisher site.