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This guide will help you create your own PURLs without delay.
PURLs provide your students LIVE links straight to articles in databases that require a TWU login and password for user authentication and copyright compliance.
Let's say that you want to use Google Maps to get directions from one location to another, and then send those instructions to your students. You go to http://maps.google.com/ and perform your search.
TWU Denton campus > TWU Houston campus
Google Maps will locate your information and generate driving instructions, but if you copy/paste the URL shown in the Google Maps address bar to send to your students, the URL link will take them to Google Maps only ... no instructions.
To avoid this error, locate and click the Persistent Link button provided on the page. See image below:
STEP 1: Search TWUniversal at http://www.twu.edu/library/
STEP 2: Click the Details link
STEP 3: Click E-mail and send article information to yourself
STEP 4: Open email.
Right click on the bolded title to Copy Hyperlink or Copy Shortcut
STEP 5: Paste link into Blackboard.
For assistance, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org 940-898-3701
Some databases do not offer ready-made PURL features. In those cases, custom-made PURLs must be configured. Designated Library Staff can help you with those.
In addition, database technology evolves constantly, so PURL instructions may change as a consequence.
If you need assistanct creating PURLs, please contact the following Library Staff: