Course Materials

Creating persistent links

Persistent URLs (also called PURLs, stable URLs, persistent links, durable links or DOIs) are internet addresses that remain constant.

To ensure that students can access the article or ebook from off-campus, you can paste the URL of an article accessed through UVic Libraries into the box below and we will create a link for UVic users that will prompt an off-campus user to login and take them directly to the article.

Create a Library Proxy Link

If your browser supports it, this new url has been copied to the clipboard!


  1. Clicking "Test Me" will open a new window to test the URL.
  2. If you are off campus and not behind the UVic’s VPN you should hit a login prompt.
  3. If you are on campus, you'll likely be directed straight to the resource.

Should you have any questions please contact the Copyright Office.

The Copyright Office makes every effort to provide accurate information but does not offer it as counsel or legal advice.