A permalink is a permanent link, a URL that points to a specific article or other online resource, that allows the reader to go right to the resource without needing to recreate the search.
There are many reasons to use permalinks.
To make sure that our resources are being used by DSU students, faculty, and staff, access to our databases is run through a proxy server. When on campus, the access is seamless because the proxy server recognizes the IP addresses. Off campus users will be prompted to log in using their Campus Connection credentials. You must include the library's proxy whenever you link to library resources.
The library's proxy address is http://proxy.dsu.nodak.edu:2048/login?url=
Some databases include this in the permalink already. Please check prior to posting your link.
Ex.: Below is a link to a video located in Films on Demand. Notice that the proxy comes before web address.
The location of the permalink varies depending on the resource you are using. It is usually indicated with the link symbol: Click on the picture within the resource to access and copy the permalink.
For more specific instructions on where to find the permalinks in the more commonly used databases, click the vendor tabs above.
If you have questions, please contact the library. There are a number of ways you can reach us.
If you wish to include a link in a forum post:
If you wish to add a link as a content item to your course: