A stable link is a web address that will consistently point to a specific information source such as an ebook, an article, a record in the catalog, a video, or a database. A stable link may also be called a permalink,document URL,persistent URL, or durable URL depending on the resource. You may also use a DOI (digital object identifier) found in many databases.
The tabs within this guide provide easy, database-specific instructions for locating and creating stable links that can be placed into your HuskyCT course.
Creating Stable Links - General Overview
Most research databases include a stable link in the article record, though the term used and the location of the link will vary. To ensure off-campus access to these links, most will require adding the library proxy prefix, which will recognize and authenticate UConn users.
Locate the database-provided permalink. Permalinks may be identified through a variety of names:
- Stable URL
- Document URL
- Persistent URL
Paste the permalink after the equal sign in the box below, then copy the entire contents of the box. Add the full link to HuskyCT. Users will be prompted to log in with their NetID through the NetID Single Sign On, ensuring access when off campus.
For articles using a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), paste the DOI after the final slash in the box below, then copy the entire contents of the box. Add the full link to HuskyCT. Users will be prompted to log in with their NetID through the NetID Single Sign On, ensuring access when off campus.
**To confirm the link is stable, we recommend you test the completed link in a different browser.
Permalinks take students to the item record in General Search, where they will find a link to the item. This extra step ensures the stability of the links over time.