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Creating Durable Links


Usually when we want to save or share a URL we think of two simple words: copy and paste. However, linking to the Library's subscription-based materials isn't always so simple.

Some of the Library's online content produces URLs that change from session to session, meaning that the URL found in the address bar of your web browser may only work for a short time.

Fortunately, there are solutions that will allow you to create durable and shareable links to the Library's online materials. This guide will show you how to turn an unreliable URL into a static one that will work anywhere (including off-campus) and anytime.

If you require assistance in creating durable links, contact the Services Desk at (807) 343-8225.

Where can I use a durable link?

Durable links can be used in email, web pages, myCourseLink, Word documents and Powerpoint presentations.

Copyright Notice

To avoid copyright infringement, link to an article/book in your online course/website instead of posting the full text. Providing a URL (internet link) to a work does not constitute reproduction and does not infringe copyright or trigger the requirement or permission or payment.