In order to link to an article you found, you must locate the permalink and share that rather than using the URL. The URL will not work once your session has ended (i.e. when you close your browser).
What is a permalink?
A permalink is a permanent link that will constantly direct you to an article or an online resource. They allow the reader to go right to the source without having to recreate the search in a database. Note that when using the permalink, you will still be directed to the authentication page to login with your CCU ID and password in order to see the article.
Why can't I just copy the URL in my browser's address bar?
The URLs that appear in the address bar usually contain a temporary, session-based link that will not work when used at a later time.
When would I use a permalink?
While they aren't required in your notes or bibliography by most citation styles, they are useful to go back to the online article that you took notes on but didn't print out.
Note: It is a good idea to save the permalink for any article that you use in your research.
For more information, contact a librarian at 303-963-3250 or use the Book A Librarian service.