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Linking to online resources

Using the DOI to link to e-journal articles

Many databases use Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which can be used to create stable links. Databases using DOIs include:

  • ACM Digital Library
  • Annual Reviews
  • Cambridge Journals Online
  • Emerald
  • Oxford Journals
  • Sage
  • ScienceDirect
  • SpringerLink
  • Wiley Online

To create a stable link for these databases using a DOI:

  1. Navigate to the article and locate the DOI. Make sure you use the DOI number only, not the URL that prefixes it:

    An example URL with the DOI number highlighted, and the prefix 'http://dx.doi.org/' which has been ignored
  2. Paste the DOI in the box below and click on Create Link.
  3. The converted URL for use in CloudDeakin will appear in the box below.
  4. You can test the link by clicking Test Ezproxy Link.


Linking to e-journal articles without DOIs

Many resources have options to create stable links - look for terms like 'Permalink', 'Bookmark URL' and 'Stable URL'.

  1. Navigate to the article and look for the stable link.
  2. Copy the URL and paste it into the box below, then select Create link.
  3. The converted URL will appear in the second box.
  4. Select Test Ezproxy link if you want to check if the URL is working.

Stable links can also be created for these databases, which require a slightly different linking technique:

Linking to e-books

It is a good practice to only link to owned e-books - this will ensure your link is permanent!

There are two ways to link to an e-book:

Link directly to the e-book

  • Find the e-book in the catalogue
  • Look for the link that features the provider's name, e.g. 'Ebook Library', 'ebrary', etc.
    An Ebook Library link from the catalogue, with the Ebook link highlighted
  • Under "Show Available" right click the hyperlink of the provider's name
  • Select 'Copy Link Location' (Firefox) or 'Copy Shortcut' (IE)
  • The link will already have the Ezproxy prefix, e.g.: http://ezproxy.deakin.edu.au/login?url=http://deakin.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=510635 and is ready for use in CloudDeakin or other platform.

Link to the record in the catalogue

  • When you link to the catalogue record, important licensing and usage information can be viewed before going to the e-book.
  • Find the e-book record in the library catalogue.
  • Right click the title of the book
  • Select 'Copy Link Location' (Firefox) or 'Copy Shortcut' (IE)
  • The link will contain a stable URL that is ready to use in CloudDeakin or alternative platform.

Extra information is provided for these e-books:

Link to videos from the library catalogue

You can easily link to a video from the library catalogue record or embed a video into your CloudDeakin unit or alternative platform.

Library catalogue links provide a stable URL and the same method can be used for all the video providers.

  • Locate the title of the video in the catalogue
  • Right click the hyperlink under 'Available Online' and select 'Copy Link Location' (Firefox) or 'Copy Shortcut' (IE)
  • Paste the ezproxied link into your CloudDeakin unit or alternative platform.

screen shot of linking to videos

Stable linking to streaming videos

You can also use the following tool to generate a stable link to streaming video resources.

Many resources have options to create stable links - look for terms like 'Permalink', 'Bookmark URL' and 'Stable URL'.

  1. Navigate to the streaming video and look for the stable link.
  2. Copy the URL and paste it into the box below, then select Create link.
  3. The converted URL will appear in the second box.
  4. Select Test Ezproxy link if you want to check if the URL is working.

Embed videos into CloudDeakin

Many video providers allow their resources to be embedded into an LMS.

See also the Streaming Videos Resource Guide

For more help with linking to videos please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Linking to past exam papers

  1. Search for the unit code, e.g. MAE101 and navigate to exam papers.
  2. Click on Permalink to this record near the search box.
  3. The permanent URL will be displayed in the address bar.
  4. Highlight and copy the URL. You can then use it to create a direct link to the exam paper record.

    e.g. http://library.deakin.edu.au/record=b2080743~S1

Linking directly to the exam paper PDF

  1. Locate the exam paper in Unit materials as described above.
  2. If the exam paper opens inside your browser, use the URL shown in the address bar
    e.g. http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/ersv/EXAMS/2012/T1/hso207-ep1.pdf
  3. If it opens in an external program such as Adobe Acrobat, return to the catalogue record and click on 'Display MARC record' link at the top of the screen
  4. Look for the URLs in the 962 field as shown in the following example. Note: There is a separate URL for each exam paper. They can be distinguished by year and semester (s1 or s2)

    e.g. 962 duexa:000:URL:b2080743:032646:0:0:0:0:0:0|taccess exam paper for 2009 semester 2|vn|uhttp://www.deakin.edu.au/
    library/ersv/exams/2009/s2/AIH266.pdf


  5. Highlight and copy the URL. You can then use it to create a direct link to the exam paper.
  6. Note: Be careful not to include any surrounding text, spaces or symbols. You may also need to remove a carriage return from within the URL.

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30th October 2013