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Accuracy Check Resources: Perma.cc

A guide to assist Moritz law journal members with cite-checking article drafts.

Citing to a Perma.cc Link

Rule B18.2.1(d) encourages archiving Internet sources using a reliable archival tool like Perma.cc.
 

Perma.cc Basics

What is perma.cc?
An online preservation tool that addresses the problem of broken hyperlinks in law review article citations. It was developed by Harvard Law Library in conjunction with other law libraries around the country.

What does perma.cc do?
It creates a permanent archived version of a web page and assigns it a permanent URL address. If a web page is taken down or the link is otherwise broken,  the page will still be accessible through the perma.cc link.

When to use perma.cc?
To archive freely available web content not already published in permanent form. Examples include blog posts, news stories, press releases, and government reports.

When not to use perma.cc?
To archive content in a subscription database.

Setting Up Your Account

Your journal may already have a Perma.cc account. If so, talk to your editors about how and when they would like you to use it.

Journal editors should contact Matt Cooper (cooper.373@osu.edu) with any questions about setting up or using their journal's account.

Creating Perma Links