What is a durable link?
Why should I use durable links instead of PDFs?
What does a durable link look like?
If an e-book as limited simultaneous users online, can I create a PDF and load it to Blackboard?
Where can I learn more about copyright and 'fair use' of materials?
How many users/copies/seats are available for specific books or articles?
In cases where it's not possible link by using a standard identifier (i.e. DOI, PMID, ISSN, or ISBN), you may still compose durable links to connect users directly to content on publisher/provider websites.
A durable link is composed in two steps:
1. Obtain a direct link to the desired article or book.
2. Append the proxy prefix to the beginning of the direct link; this step provides secure off-campus access to resources.
Example: Durable Link via Publisher/Provider
To create a link to this article: Abate, L., Gomes, A., & Linton, A. (2011). Engaging students in active learning: use of a blog and audience response system. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 30(1), 12-18. doi:10.1080/02763869.2011.540206.
1. Direct link to article:
2. Proxy prefix + direct link:
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