Durable links consistently deliver access to an article, book, or journal provided by Himmelfarb Library or GW regardless of if the user if on- or off-campus.
Multiple methods are available for creating durable links. For course materials, Himmelfarb Library recommends:
Linking via Himmelfarb's Search Tool
Himmelfarb's search tool has a Permalink option that links users to full-text options available from Himmelfarb Library. Via this method, you'll get an updated list of full-text options even if these options change over time.
Linking via EBSCO, Ovid, or Proquest
Is the full-text article available via EBSCO, Ovid, or Proquest online search systems?
Does the article have a PMID (PubMed Identification #)?
Does the article have a DOI (example: 10.1001/jama.2017.9477)?
How can a link to an e-book or e-journal be created using an ISBN or ISSN number?
We will create durable links for you!
Library staff are ready to help! Send us your syllabus and we will:
Please contact: email@example.com
What is a durable link?
Why should I use durable links instead of PDFs?
If an e-book as limited simultaneous users online, can I create a PDF and load it to Blackboard?
Where can I learn more about copyright and 'fair use' of materials?
How many users/copies/seats are available for specific books or articles?
Himmelfarb doesn't currently provide online access for the book that I'd like to use in my course - can it be added to the collection?