This guide gives instructions for creating stable links to Library information resources (e.g. for Learn). Stable links are important because they

Create links to:

Scanned print resources

Scanned readings from print books and journals must be submitted via the Course Material resource in Learn (see Learn How to for more information). Full bibliographic details must be supplied. Fill in one form for each reading.

Library catalogue records

Use the "Create stable links to records in the Library Catalogue" web form to make a link either to a recommended text or to a list of search results. The user will then be able to see the full library record, including the latest availability status and where to borrow from.


Open the record for the eBook in the Library catalogue and then copy the link "Connect to electronic resource" (right-click on this link and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut").

 eBooks chapters from some vendors


Journal articles - with DOI

Database providers provide persistent URLs using a number of different methods, including DOIs (Digital Object Identifier) or specifically formatted document URLs. You can easily create a durable link for an article by copying-and-pasting the DOI or URL provided by the database into the box below.

Note that the article URL could be anywhere within the article and may be referred to as Document URL, Permanent link, Permalink, Persistent URL or stable URL, etc.


Paste the modified link to your web address or Learn.

Journals from specific databases


  1. From the library home-page click the link to Databases
  2. Use the A-Z list to find the database to which you want to link
  3. Right click on the database name and select "Copy Link Location" or "Copy Shortcut"

Library Block


For help with integrating library resources into Learn, contact your Liaison Librarian.