The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a free service to create permanent, online, archived documents of sources cited by scholars, journals, courts and others. It is a simple tool to prevent link rot, so your readers will always have access to your references.


Use Perma when the source you are citing doesn't already have a permanent URL. Blog posts, news articles, working papers and other ephemeral web pages are good candidates for archiving with Perma.


Login at If you do not have an account, you can create one as an individual and save up to 10 links/month.

As a partner library in the network, the UMass Amherst Libraries works with departments, research centers, projects, journals and other organizations to establish accounts for unlimited permanent linking. Any UMass Amherst affiliate can request an organization account. Contact the Scholarly Communication Office at to request an organization account.

Preserving Records

  1. Login to your account
  2. Paste or type the URL of the page you want to preserve
  3. Select the appropriate organization or folder to affiliate your link
  4. Click the "Create Perma Link" button


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