How do I create links and how do I add them to my course?
How Are Links Structured for Library Resources?
Links to articles, eBooks, and journals in library databases follow a specific structure:
As an example, a link to the list of EBSCO databases for Reed Library, consists of two parts:
So by combining these two, the link that would be used on a web page or in an email would be:
What is a Persistent URL or Link?
Persistent links are internet addresses or URLs that remain consistent and do not change over time. Other terms used for persistent links include permanent links, stable links, static links, durable links, or PURLs (Persistent Universal Resources Locators).
Can't I Just Copy the Link From the Address Bar?
No. The link in the address bar is only temporary when searching library resources and should not be used to later try to access library content.
For example, a temporary link might look like:
And a persistent link will continue after the search session has been closed:
Daniel A. Reed Library • The State University of New York at Fredonia • 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063 • 716-673-3184 • Fax: 716-673-3185 • firstname.lastname@example.org