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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 Canvas, 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

When creating persistent links to Gumberg Library resources, you may notice that the URL has a lot of additional characters. These additional characters are essential to provide access to the resources. In many cases, you will need to enter your Duquesne MultiPass credentials to access the resources.


If you're confused about persistent links, please contact the library using Ask Gumberg.