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Western Carolina University

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Information for Faculty and Staff

Adding persistent links to your web-based teaching material

Want to provide access to full-text material from your web page? You can create persistent links to access full-text articles from many of Hunter Library’s databases. The URL can be incorporated into a webpage, a learning management system such as Canvas, or even sent in an e-mail.

1. Determine full-text availability by using the Title Search in the catalog to search for a particular journal title. The catalog record will indicate online availability of full-text and the range of accessible years. Click through the links to access the full text. 

2. Check the URL in the location bar OR check for something that says Permanent Link or Permalink. If it already has in the URL, you can copy and paste it into your course management program. 

Make Your Own Permanent Link

Option 1: Look for a stable link and add it to 

Example Link:

Examples from JSTOR and SAGE:  

Image of an article with stable URLs

Option 2: Copy the URL from your browser and add it to

Example (pictured below):  

Image of article URL