How to create a reliable link
Provide a permanent link
If you include a link to a journal, article or e-book it is important to use a permanent link. Usually this is a different link than the URL which appears in the address bar at the time the item is on your screen. Use one of the following options:
Create a ‘proxy link'
To ensure students also have access to the publication outside the UG, always link via the proxy-server. This can be achieved by using the linkgenerator. In the link generator you add the publication’s persistent url or DOI link from step 1. Use the generated proxy link in Nestor to share the publication.
No persistent link available?
Persistent links are not always available. Particularly not for publications which are freely accessible on the internet. In these cases, use the URL in the address bar of your browser. You do not need to generate a proxy link.
When a publication is offered by Surfconext (e.g. Kluwer Navigator, Legal Intelligence) you will have to use the permanent url mentioned next to the article. N.B.: don't use the proxy! You can recognize a Surfconext database by the fact that you have to state you're connected to the University of Groningen or UMCG prior to accessing the database. Click on 'Login for WO/HBO' ; then choose University of Groningen or UMCG.
In Nestor: open link in new window
When the link is posted on Nestor, always choose the option ‘Open in new window’. Otherwise Nestor might give an error message when the student tries to open the link.
If you have questions or need help, please contact eduteam-library rug.nl (UG). UMCG staff may contact Marieke Pentinga.
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