A stable link is a link that provides off-campus access to the licensed online resources* in the Library's collection. Stable links may also be referred to as persistent links.
*Licenced online resources are materials such as ebooks, journal articles, and streaming video content coming from databases that UVic Libraries subscribes to. In other words, this is not freely available material and requires a Netlink ID to access. Some examples of providers of this content are: EBSCOHost, JSTOR, Science Direct.
A stable links consists of two components; a proxy prefix for off-campus access, and the stable URL and/or DOI. Linking using the DOI is the preferred method as DOIs never change.
UVic's ezproxy prefix is always: http://ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/login?url=
Citation: Berghel, H. (2017). Lies, damn lies, and fake news. Computer, 50(2), 80-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2017.56
Citation: Spithoven, A. (2009). Why U.S. Health Care Expenditure and Ranking on Health Care Indicators Are so Different from Canada's. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 9(1), 1-24. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40270601