Linking to sources in teaching material

In your teaching material you may only include a limited number of copyright protected sources (according to the Easy Access agreement). That is why it is recommended to use hyperlinks. On this page you will find advice on the best way to link to sources in your teaching material.

What should you take into account?

There are two things you need to take into account when including links in your teaching material:

Permanent links

If you include a link in a course pack or other teaching material, you want your students to be able to use them, in any case as long as the teaching block lasts. That is why we recommend using a permanent link.

Such a permanent link may also be called: permalink, stable URL, deeplink, get link, jumpstart, DOI or can be recognized by one of these icons:

Iconen permanente links

Sometimes a publisher places a ready-made permanent link at an article, for instance:

No permanent link available?

If you have not found a permanent link, use the URL of the publication you found. This link may not be working permanently.

Proxy links

Once you have a permanent link, it is important that your students have access to the publication you have given the link of. In the case of licensed material you create a so-called proxy link. Students need to log in with their Solis ID and password to get access

Creating a proxy link by using the link generator

All you have to do is paste the permanent link in the entry field of the link generator and click on Generate. Next a permanent, proxied link will appear. Use this link in your teaching material and your students will have access to the publication in question during the teaching block.


Use the link generator

Open Access material

Links to freely available material, also called open access sources, are always available to your students. Usually you will see the orange open access icon. No proxy links are needed to link to open access sources.

Open Access icon



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