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Stable Linking to Electronic Resources — Help

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Ask a Librarian or subject specialists can provide assistance with locating stable links.

Educational Technologies can provide assistance with building content in HuskyCT (Blackboard).


  • If the stable link does not work (e.g., does not go directly to the item, returns a 404 not found page, returns a page that wants a password or won't access the article), check the following:
  • confirm the entire URL has been copied
  • check that there are no spaces between the proxy URL and the permalink or within the permalink
  • confirm that the journal coverage holdings are accurate or that the library has a current subscription
  • check that the proxy URL is included in the permalink (required for off campus access and authentication)
  • check that the proxy URL is not included for open access resources or records from the Library's General Search
  • If there is no stable link available, consider providing a citation and instructions to search an appropriate database.
  • Using VPN and UConn AnyWare is not recommended, especially for video streams.