Creating Permanent Links to York Libraries Resources

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On this page you will find resources about creating permalinks or permanent links to resources. These links can easily be used in your Moodle course packs and other online student resources. Permalinks are stable links that makes it easier for the York University community to access Omni records, e-articles, e-books and other scholarly content especially from off-campus locations. Persistent or permanent links allow access to subscribed resources via proxy server and hence they provide seamless authentication. Permalinks are also used to help track statistics to e-resources which helps us purchase the right resources for the York academic community.

Creating Permalinks for resources in Omni

You can easily link to a record in Omni (for a book, a streaming film, an article) regardless of whether it is physically available in the libraries or if it is available online. If available online, the Omni record will provide the relevant links and will manage all required logins to facilitate off-campus access. To create a permalink to a record in Omni, load the full record for the resource of interest (i.e. click on its title from the results list), click Permalink in the “Send to” section, and Copy the Permalink to Clipboard. The link can be inserted into Moodle or other web documents and will always return users to this record.

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Creating Permalinks for resources not in Omni

Making a permalink to articles in each database is slightly different. In the following libguides, there are tabs which outline the method (that includes text instructions & screen shots) for creating permanent links to resources in different scholarly databases.