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Creating persistent, permanent or stable links

When connected to a database, e-book, e-journal or online article, the URL that appears in the browser address bar may only be a temporary address that might not function several days or even a few hours later.

Fortunately however, many subscription databases and publishers now offer persistent URLs that can be used in myCourses, Web pages or email messages.

See the Accessing online resources page for instructions on how to access persistent links.

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Creating and editing hyperlinks in a Word document

In order to create persistent links, you may need to know how to create a link in a Word document. To avoid displaying lengthy URLs when creating links, embed your links into the document title. For example,

Alias Grace

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Alias Grace
http://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F/?func=find-acc&acc_sequence=019678691

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