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STEP 1: Search TWUniversal.
STEP 2: Click the Details link
STEP 3: Click E-mail and send article information to yourself
STEP 4: Open your email account.
Right click on the bolded title to Copy Hyperlink or Copy Shortcut
STEP 5: Paste link into Blackboard or Canvas.
PURL is an acronym for Persistent Uniform Resource Locator and is an internet address (URL) that stays the same over time and is more reliable than regular internet addresses found in browser address boxes.
Follow the directions provided to create your own PURLs and provide your students with links straight to specific articles in TWU databases. Users who click on your PURL link will be prompted to provide their TWU login and password for user authentication and copyright compliance.
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 over time.
If you need assistance creating PURLs, please contact the following library staff: