What is Perma.cc?

What is it and how can I get access?


Perma.cc 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.

To access, log in at https://perma.cc. 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 Perma.cc network, the UDC Law Library works with the law school community to establish Perma.cc accounts for unlimited permanent linking. UDC Law faculty can request an organization account. Contact the UDC Law Library to request an organization account.

Important Policies:


  1. Faculty and journal editors are responsible for their Perma.cc content and should consider carefully who should be given access to the 'organization's' files.

  2. Faculty and journal editors are responsible for keeping the rosters of their organizations up-to-date and should remove any users who should no longer be affiliated with the organization.

  3. The library's Perma.cc registrars will periodically review the roster of users and remove any non-faculty, non-academic support staff, members who have not used Perma.cc in over a year. 

The Bluebook (20th ed.) Rule 18.2.1(d) encourages archiving Internet sources in order to prevent link rot, using both the Perma Link and original URL in the citation:

When a Perma Link defaults to private after creation, it’s commonly because the original site has a ‘no-archive’ tag in its code. You can still access the link in your Perma account, and it can be used for citation, but those outside of your organization will have to be given access by you if they wish to view it. For more on Private Records, see the Perma.cc User Guide.

  • Last Updated Mar 30, 2020
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  • Answered By Yasmin Morais

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