Permanent links from Library Resources: Home


Using this guide

Use the tabs along the top of this guide to find information on how to properly link to full-text journal articles, e-books, or online videos accessible through subscribed databases. These permalinks can then be inserted into the Readings Module in VU Collaborate, and used to embed streaming video content into VUC unit spaces. 

Updates to the Permanent Links Guide

IMPORTANT: The contents of this guide were most recently updated on Monday 20 July 2020.  

Updates will continue through 2020 as VU Library changes the way we link to online resources. We recommend checking the contents of this guide frequently as we continue to update advice and instructions.

What is a Permanent link?

Permanent Links, or 'Permalinks', are a more stable, persistent shortcut to a record. Permanent links ensure access to resources both on and off campus.

If you want to link from the Readings Module in VU Collaborate to a journal article, e-book or chapter, or embed streaming video content in VU Collaborate, it is essential that you use a permanent link to that library resource platform or the library catalogue.

Need some help?

College Librarians can provide further advice and training regarding linking to VU library material.

College of Arts & Education
VicPoly - Creative Arts, Early Childhood & Education Support, Transition Education
Pam Abalo
College of Business
VU College
VicPoly - Business, Legal & IT, Logistics & Supply Chain
Lou Connell
College of Engineering and Science
College of Sport and Exercise Science

VicPoly - Hair, Make-up & Beauty, Sport & Massage, Trades
Linda Forbes
College of Health & Biomedicine
VicPoly - Community Services, Health & Nursing
Suzanne Poliness
College of Law & Justice
Murray Greenway

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OpenAthens and Open Access

Some of our databases contain both subscription content and Open Access (OA) content. Identify OA content by the open padlock symbol, or the presence of Creative Commons license information.  Use direct links for OA content and do NOT convert links using the OpenAthens link generator.