Library Research Guide
A permalink is a web address that will consistently point to a specific information source such as an ebook, an article, a record in the catalog, a video, or a database.
A permalink may also be referred to as a:
To ensure that the links will work off-campus, they need to include K-State Libraries' proxy address - er.lib.k-state.edu somewhere in the url.
Step 1. Look at the permalink. Does it contain K-State Libraries' proxy url: er.lib.k-state.edu (e.g., https://search.proquest.com.er.lib.k-state.edu/docview/302182943?accountid=11789 OR https://er.lib.k-state.edu/login?url=http://search.datapages.com)?
Step 2. Test the permalink from an off-campus location. If it doesn't work, please notify us by contacting Ask A Librarian.
A proxied link provides access to licensed (subscribed) library resources from off-campus by prompting users for their eID and password. A bookmarklet is a browser bookmark with computer code. This bookmarklet adds K-State's proxy address - er.lib.k-state.edu to the current URL.
If you access articles off-campus or share articles with off-campus K-State colleagues and students, install the proxy bookmarklet on your browser's bookmarks toolbar. Whenever you are on a site that requires K-State access, click on the bookmarklet. You will be asked to login, and then redirected to the proxied version of the site.
To use a bookmarklet, make sure your browser is configured to:
Also make sure your bookmarks or favorites bar is visible:
Drag or right-click and add this link to your browser's favorites or bookmarks: