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Permalinks: Home

Use Permalinks to link to Library resources in LEARN, email and other web-based applications.

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How to use Permalinks

Permalinks (Permanent Hyperlink) is a stable URL. This is an important distinction as many URLs in the browser bar may be unstable - they may contain session information or other attributes that cause them to become invalid after a time.

A permalink will ALWAYS bring you back to the spot its linked to so they can be used to access items in the future without having to redo your search. This makes permalinks ideal when linking to Library materials in LEARN, email and other documents where you want to link back to the source.

There is a permalink for every item in the OneSearch database - Books (print and electronic), DVDs and Streaming Video, Journals (print and electronic), Articles, and more.

Permalink Best Practices

Linking to content through the library is always the best option. Attaching library content as a PDF is generating an unnecessary copy of that resource. This prevents the library from gaining valuable statistics on what resources are being used by students and instructors, to help ensure that we can continue subscribing to resources used by staff and students use statistics are vital to the Library, additionally when making a PDF the copy of a library resource that copy is subject to the Red River College Fair Dealing Policy whereas linking to the library resource requires no additional consideration of copyright or citation of work.

Library 101

Use these guides to get the most out of your library experience, improve your research skills, use library resources to their full research potential and more.

Copying the Permalink

1. Search for the item using OneSearch (more about OneSearch). 

 

 

 

 

2. Click on the Permalink icon (this can be done from the results page OR the detailed description page)

 

 

 

 

 

3. Click the Copy the Permalink to Clipboard button.

(You can also highlight, R-Click and select Copy)

 

 

 

4. You have now saved the Permalink URL to your clipboard. Go to the document you want to paste the link to. example LEARN, email message, etc. How you paste will depend on where you are pasting and your objective.