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Direct / Persistent Linking to Electronic Resources   Tags: direct linking, doi, permanent links, persistent linking  

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide provides information on how you can find, edit and insert permanent links from the Library's electronic resources directly into your course pages, Word and PowerPoint documents, emails, etc.

Why do you need to do this?  Two reasons:

  • First: many users access library resources from off-campus.  Using the steps in this guide ensure these resources are accessible, regardless of location. 
  • Secondly: to abide by copyright rules, it is recommended that you link to specific resources, such as electronic journal articles (posting copies of  copyrighted materials online is not permitted).

What Can I Link To?

The Library licenses access to our electronic resources; some of the licenses allow for direct linking while others do not.

To see if direct linking is permitted, search for your journal title in the Library's Catalogue or via the E-Journal tab, both located on the Library's homepage.  Before connecting to the online version, the e-journal's usage rights information should be provided, as demonstrated in the video below.



Having problems finding or editing direct links? 

Contact the reference desk or your subject liaison librarian for assistance.


Looking for Copyright Information?

For information about Copright at the University of Saskatchewan, consult:


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