Library:PURLS and the EZproxy PURL Tool/What are PURLS

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PURLS, or Persistent URLS, are links to specific web pages that remain stable over time. Many people don't know that some urls are "session-based" and only work for the duration of your search session. If you try to access a session-based url after you log-off, navigate away from the page and/or several hours later you will get an error message instead of the page you were expecting.