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Stable Links for Electronic Resources

How to create stable links for online journals, e-books, and streaming 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. Do not upload the PDF of a journal article into D2L or other course-related materials. 

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:

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