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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 Streaming Media

To comply with copyright and meet licensing agreements, you must use the appropriate stable link to share streaming media. Do not embed a video directly into D2L or other course-related materials.  Many platforms do not allow embedded videos to play successfully within learning management systems such as D2L.

The process of creating stable links can vary between streaming media platforms. Note that stable links may not be available for every online library resource. 

View instructions for creating stable links from a specific platform: