URLs and internet addresses change over time – sometimes overnight! Library databases use temporary links when generating your search results.
Do NOT copy & paste a link from the browser URL / address bar.
Stable or persistent links do not change over time
Use stable links when:
Stable links MUST include our remote authentication prefix (RA prefix), to ensure that users can access both on and off campus.
Library resources links require a remote authentication "Prefix" that is added to the beginning of any persistent link:
Combined with a stable link from one of our resources, the RA prefix above will ensure students can access the article anywhere. A complete stable link will look something like this:
The screenshots below illustrate how to find a "stable link" in most of our databases.
Here are some screenshots that illustrate how to locate links in some of our popular databases. Please see Linking to Library resources for more information about how to create stable links to include in Blackboard, Powerpoint or other locations.