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TREX 1001: Kings, Prophets, and Storytellers

Saving an article to use later

1. Save the article to Zotero. Zotero is a tool that allows you to create a personalized database of your sources and to automatically create bibliographies. Follow the link below to learn more about Zotero and get started using it.

2. Download the PDF of the article and save it. Once you've found the PDF of your article, you can download it and save it wherever you usually keep files: your laptop, tablet, flash drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. See the links below for instructions on how to find the PDF of an article in different databases.

3. Email the article to yourself. Most databases allow you to send an email to yourself with a link to an article. Some databases will even include the article itself as an attachment to the email. 

4. Copy and save the permalink. In most databases, the URL in the URL bar is not stable; this means that, after a period of time (usually a few hours), it will no longer link back to the article you copied it from. If you want to save a link to an article, make sure to use the stable link, which is usually called the permalink or stable URL. 

  • A permalink may also be referred to as a:
    • Bookmark URL 
    • Document Link/URL 
    • Link 
    • Persistent Link/URL 
    • Record URL 
    • Stable Link/URL 

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