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Persistent Links

General Information

Seneca Libraries offers access to a large library of online resources such as full-text online periodicals, e-books, and streamed videos. Although copying for class distribution is occasionally allowed (please check with the copyright staff at or x77527), sharing files through email is generally forbidden. However, sharing hyperlinks to files is permitted and encouraged. The manuals below will provide you with the necessary information to create persistent links.

Persistent links provide an advantage over the standard copy-and-paste web browser address bar links because they are stable or “persistent” over time. Web browser address links are often search-session-specific and become non-functional in a short period of time.

You can create direct links to a variety of online content such as:

  1. Full-text articles and citations from newspapers, magazines, journals or reference works
  2. Periodical titles (title level access to journals, magazines, newspapers)
  3. Full-text books
  4. Streamed videos in some of our video databases
  5. User-defined searches (a link that launches a pre-defined search which retrieves “fresh hits” each time it is clicked)
  6. Specific databases
  7. Library system records (direct links to holdings information for items held in Seneca Libraries)

Your starting point is Seneca Libraries at From there, you can access a complete list of databases through “Databases”.


Instructions to Obtain Persistent Links

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are working within Blackboard (MySeneca), you MUST use the "Add URL" function to embed a persistent link into your Course Page. If you just paste the link into the description of an item, the link may not work.

ACM Digital Library Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy Open Access Journals (DOIs)
AdForum HRInsider Ovid
Bloomsbury Fashion Central: Berg Fashion Library and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases IBISWorld Oxford Reference
Britannica Online IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) ProQuest Databases
BuildingGreen   Publication Titles (Journals, Magazines)
CRC ENGnetBASE (Taylor & Francis) JoVE Science Education QP Briefing
CultureGrams JSTOR Safari Books Online Kanopy Safetyhub
Databases (Persistent Links for Product Access) Lawyer's Daily SAGE Business Cases
desLibris Lexis Advance Quicklaw SAGE Journals
DSM Library Library Search (Seneca Libraries) ScienceDirect
Ebook Central LinkedIn Learning (formerly Skillsoft Books (formerly known as Books24x7)
EBSCO Databases MarketLine Advantage Statista
Engineering Case Studies Online Academic: Packaged Facts Taylor & Francis Journals
Europa World McNabb Connolly Streaming Video Collection Techstreet Enterprise
Films on Demand Mintel Reports Wiley Online Library Journals
Frontier Life Nexis Uni Women's Wear Daily (WWD)
Gale "InfoTrac" Databases  
Gale "in Context" Databases OHSInsider