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Creating Persistent URLs (PURLs): ARTstor

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating persistent links to resources in the online library catalog and some of our most popular databases.

Creating Persistent URLs for ARTstor

★ Persistent URLs in ARTstor are called Image URLs.


  1. From the results page, right-click on the image and then select Generate image URL.
  2. Highlight and copy the Image Viewer URL.
  3. Add the following prefix to the front of the URL:

  4. Example of a "proxied" persistent link:
  5. To shorten the link, you may want to plug it into a site like Bitly (, which will convert the link into a smaller one that is easier to work with. The links never expire.