Links to documents on ebrary sites are persistent: title-level and page-level URLs do not change

ebrary links (i.e., URLs) are persistent (i.e., standalone, durable).  This means that a link to an ebrary document will always point to the same ebrary document.

If you are connected to an ebrary site via a browser, and you open an ebrary document by clicking on its title or cover, the URL you see at the top is the persistent URL to that document.

To create a URL that takes you to a specific page in the document, see:

If your ebrary site uses a remote access option such as Athens, Shibboleth, RPA, or EZproxy Single-Sign-On (SSO), then that same URL can be used from off campus, and once you successfully sign in via the remote access authentication screen, you will be taken directly to that document.

The one set of ebrary URLs that are not persistent are those generated by the “All Subjects” link.

  • The links for the subjects under the “browse” tree are dynamically generated. The subject tree is re-generated daily to reflect added or changed content. Therefore, the links are not designed to be used for permanent reference.
  • If you wish to create a persistent subject link, use the advanced search feature, where you can narrow your search by using Dewey or LC numbers.