Stable links are URLs for direct access to library resources that can be safely reused and shared. They are important because they:
Many resources provide stable links for you to use within the webpage or article. Look for terms such as:
Permanent link, Permalink, Persistent URL, Stable URL, Document URL, or DOI.
If no stable link has been provided, you can copy the URL found in the address bar at the top of your web browser. However, in some cases these links can include information that is unique to the browser session and may not continue to work long-term.
Enter your stable URLs into the link maker to generate links that will log UC staff and students into the resources
Most journal articles display a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or a specifically formatted document URL. See the guide to linking to journals from specific databases for more information.
eBook platforms usually supply a permalink or DOI for each book. If you can't find a link, open the record for the eBook in the Library catalogue and then copy the link "Connect to electronic resource" (right-click on this link and select "Copy link address" or "Copy link").
Find the database in the Library's A-Z databases list, right-click on the database name and select "Copy link address" or "Copy link"
Use the "Create stable links to records in the Library Catalogue" web form (staff only) to make a link either to a recommended text or to a list of search results.
Scanned readings from print books and journals must be submitted via the Course Material resource in Learn (see the E-Linking Training Modulefor more information). Full bibliographic details must be supplied. Fill in one form for each reading.
For help with integrating library resources into Learn, contact your Subject Librarian.