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Stable Links for Electronic Resources

This is a how-to guide for creating permanent, stable links to MSU-owned full-text articles from online journals, e-books, and streaming video or other media.

Create Stable Links for E-Journal Articles

To comply with copyright and meet licensing agreements, you must use the appropriate stable link to share article-level content from e-journals or databases and chapter-level content from e-books. Do not upload the PDF of a journal article, book chapter, or other course-related material directly into D2L.  

The process of creating stable links can vary between databases and electronic journal platforms. Some may have more than one process that works successfully. 

If the platform you need is not listed below, the instructions for DOI (Digital Object Identifier) may meet your needs.

Note that stable links may not be available for every online library resource. 

View instructions for creating stable links for several specific common platforms: