1. Copy the following:
The code above is what routes the subsequent URL (web address) through Bush Library's Off-Campus Access Server.
2. Paste the code above into the destination (e.g. Insert Link to Website URL in the Canvas editor).
3. Paste the article's stable URL (web address) immediately following the above.
Some databases (library online resource collections of books and/or articles, videos, etc.) called this a "Permanent URL", "Permanent Link", "Permalink", or "Document URL" since these URLs are systematically maintained and should not change.
Linking, using the above, benefits students and faculty. Linking does not require copyright permission plus Bush Library can get better statistics on what information resources are being utilized. Bush Library pays license fees for this content. Copying and distributing the content (as in directly uploading a PDF), whether in print or online, does require copyright permission and it may cost more. Putting a copy on Reserve at the Library requires permission, but linking does not. Linking also reduces maintenance for faculty because the library systems take care of any changes that happen to the links in the future, thus avoiding confusion and saving time.