Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2020     Views: 19

In most databases, don't copy the web address you see in your browser as you are looking at your list of search results. It is usually only good for the current database session you are in. So it won't work for anyone else, or when you want to get back to your work in the future. But most library databases will let you create a link to your search result, which you can post in Canvas, share for a group project, or retrieve again later. The screenshots below show you where to find this permanent link.

LibSearch - result list (also other EBSCOHost databases, such as Academic Search Premier, CINAHL & ERIC):
Look for a Share button on the top right of your list of results.
 The last item in the dropdown is a Permalink that you can copy and paste to rerun your search.

LibSearch - individual record (result).

From the list of results select the record you want the use and open it by clicking on the hyperlinked title. When the record loads, look for the "tools" on the right side and  click on "permalink." The permanent link to this record will appear above the title. 


ProQuest (such as ABI/Inform, Criminal Justice, ProQuest Central & Psychology databases):
Look for a Save Search/Alert link on the top right of your list of results. Click on the last item in the dropdown list to get a search link that you can copy and paste to rerun your search.

Note to Faculty - the Search links from ProQuest databases are only good for one (1) year, so you should get a new one if it is posted in a Canvas course that you are updating a year later.

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