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In this tutorial, I demonstrate how (and why) to use permalinks with PsycINFO and other APA databases on the APA PsycNET platform.
First, what are permalinks?
Permalinks are unique and stable URLs that will never change or move,
so you can share information with others and not worry about the links "breaking."
For example, with permalinks in APA PsycNET, you can create a search for your exact research topic
and then use the permalink to bookmark your search strategy or share with others.
The results of the search will change as content is added to the database over time,
but the permalink for your custom search will remain constant.
Just click your permalink, and you can easily return to your search over the next weeks, months, or years,
and find new research results that match your search!
You can also share the permalink with others on social media, send to a colleague via email,
or share with students via course management software like Blackboard or Moodle.
Note that the results of your search will be available to others only if they have access to APA PsycNET.
Note that in this example, I am searching multiple APA databases.
Permalinks will work with one or multiple databases selected.
Here I have results for a search I created on the marketing of conservation behavior.
The search-specific permalink can be created from the search page by clicking "Get Permalink."
Simply copy the permalink and then save as a bookmark, email it to yourself or a colleague,
post the link to your course management software.
share on Twitter, Facebook, or other social sites, etc.
You can create as many unique searches and permalinks as you need to stay current with your research.
Of course, you can also share individual records.
Just go to the record and click on any of the social media icons on the right-hand side.
You can share this link on social media or copy and paste to an email or bookmark to save for later.
For more search tips and strategies, please see our YouTube channel or the APA website.