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OpenAthens and Connecting to Libraries Electronic Resources

Creating Permanent OpenAthens links

For many resources, you can create a direct link to the item that will require an OpenAthens login (i.e., your Purdue Career Account). You can add the OpenAthens prefix in front of the URL from the publisher website or database:

Please note: there are exceptions where you cannot use the OpenAthens prefix to generate permalinks. Please see the Permanent Link Exceptions page for more information.

Creating Permanent Library Search Links

You can easily create a permanent link to any type of material available in Library Search (book, article, video, etc.). Once you find the item to which you'd like to link, simply click the link icon and copy the link provided:

Shows location of permalink icon on the brief results list of Library Search.