When linking to library resources:
Use Persistent URLs to make the link stable
- Where possible, use a "Persistent" URL listed on the page with the resource, or click on "Link"
- The URL is sometimes labeled "Permanent" or "Permalink"
- In the Library Catalog, use the "Persistent Link to this Record" (you may need to scroll down)
Use links going to the Mason Proxy server so it is accessible from off-campus
- Check for (or add) the Proxy URL if it is a subscription resource
- If the link includes “mutex" and "gmu” anywhere in the link then it is a stable link
- If not, you may create a link in some cases by affixing http://mutex.gmu.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the doi link (see Proxy Links below for example):
- Need assistance? Please contact Mason Libraries' Distance Education Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
E-journals & Databases
For e-Journals and Databases, the links from the library's webpages are properly formatted. Find your database or use the e-journal finder to locate the resources, then right click and choose “copy link location” to get the link.
Example: Search for the Quarterly Journal of Economics in the e-journal finder and right click to copy the link to use in courses.
Linking to Streaming Media
See below for tips for finding the appropriate permalinks in each.
Example of a permalink that does not have the proxy url affixed:
Example of a permalink that includes the proxy url:
Films on Demand Linking
Academic Video Online (and all Alexander Street Press Collections)
Adding a Course Menu Link in Bb to link to Library Content