Saving Permalinks in EBSCO

Learn why stable URLs (permalinks) are important and how to find them in EBSCO databases.

CUE Library licenses many databases from EBSCO. Academic Search Complete, ERIC, MLA International Bibliography, and PsychINFO are some of the most popular EBSCO databases, but the library provides access to many others as well.

For help searching multiple EBSCO databases at once, watch our video tutorial here

Why are stable URLs (permalinks) important? Using stable links, rather than the URLs found in your browser’s address bar, ensures that you are consistently directed to the correct resource, without the risk of the URL breaking. 

Stable URLs are useful for:

  • Saving and keeping track of useful articles during research
  • Sharing articles with other people
  • Providing the correct URLs in the applicable reference entries of your assignments.

How to find stable URLs in EBSCO databases:

In all EBSCO databases, you will find the permalink on the right-hand side of the abstract page.

Screenshot of the record for the article "Shakespeare's Early Gothic Hamlet" in Academic Search Complete.  All EBSCO databases will have the logo located to the left of the database search boxes. Click on "Permalink" on the bottom right corner of the record to get the stable URL for the item that you want to share.

The item’s permalink will then appear at the top of the page. Click on the link, select the entire link, then copy and paste it into your email, document, reference page, etc. 

Screenshot of the article "Shakespeare's Early Gothic Hamlet" in Academic Search Complete. The permalink is highlighted above the article's title.