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Persistent Links

A guide on how to create accessible and direct links to Gumberg Library resources.

What are Persistent Links?

Persistent links ensure that a webpage is always accessible from any learning environment, whether on or off-campus. Other names include deep links, durable links, stable links, stable URLs, shareable links or permalinks.

Persistent links should be used when sharing an article, eBook, or video on blackboard, syllabi, social media, or within groups.

Some databases have "toolboxes" which can be helpful when you are looking for a persistent link:

•Icons shaped like chains or clipboards usually generate a persistent link.

•When a permalink is unavailable, you can look for email icons, which will allow you to send the article's URL via email.


The process for finding persistent links can vary from each database. For directions on how to create persistent links in library databases, locate the designated page on this guide to learn more.

Accessing Licensed Content Off-Campus

When sharing a persistent link from Gumberg Library resources, you may have noticed the URL has the Duquesne authentication string.

In some cases, when opening a persistent link off-campus, you will be required to use your MultiPass credentials to access shared content.

Once you have entered your credentials and logged in, you will have immediate access to the resource.


If you're confused about persistent links, Ask Gumberg any time of day for help.