Welcome to this guide on permalinks. It intended to help you
A permalink is a permanent link, a URL that points to an article or other online resource, allowing the reader to go right to it without re-creating a search in a database. It may also be called a static link or jumpstart link.
You should link to the PDF/full-text in a database or a publisher's website using a permalink.
Permalinks include special information (called the proxy) about the library so that when the item is in a subscription database or ebook, the user will need to login with their BUNet ID.
Why can't I just copy the link from my browser?