Answered By: Gabe Research & Writing Studio Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 75
Many of our databases and catalogs use permalinks in order to allow users to share links to articles or entries in databases. With many databases you cannot share the address in your browser bar and expect it to work again because the URL is unique to your browser session or will not load properly when re-entered. Usually this is because the links are to subscription databases that require some form of authentication to that the system knows you are associated with an institution that gives you access, which is Western Libraries in this case. Permalinks will be in different places depending on the database or catalog you are using. Below are examples from an Ebsco database and the WWU Libraries' catalog.