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Direct Links to Articles, eBooks, Videos and More: Step 1: General Directions

Create a Direct Link

  1. Locate and copy the persistent link for your selected database item.

               Open "Select a Database" tab for help locating the link.
    Sample persistent link from Films on Demand database:
  2. Add the library prefix, if database does not provide it:



        Whew!  Almost finished!

  3. To use the link within eLearn, use a link shortener like

    Go to  Paste your long database link into the box and "tiny!" it.


  4. Use this (short URL) within eLearn.

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