A permalink is a web address or URL that consistently and reliably points to a specific online information source, such as a journal article, an ebook, a chapter in an ebook, a record in the catalog, an online video, or an online research service. Permalinks are also know as stable links, durable links, persistent links, permanent links, or document links.
Permalinks also invoke the authentication needed to identify you as a member of the Rider University community, who has an entitlement to use the online service. Permalinks can be placed within Canvas, course web sites, syllabi and readings lists. They allow students to access articles by linking to Rider Libraries' electronic subscriptions.