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eBooks-Reading and Using

Welcome! This guide will help you interact with the eBooks in DML's collection.

Introduction to Stable Links

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A stable link (sometimes called a permanent URL or static link) is important to use when sharing eBook content with colleagues or embedding an eBook link within a Learning Management System. Stable links include the information (called the proxy prefix) needed to authenticate users as Georgetown affiliates.

Using the DML Catalog to create Stable links

To create stable links from the DML catalog, please follow the steps below: 

First, search for and select an eBook you wish to link to within the DML catalog, and open the record. The book chosen for this example is Grant's Atlas of Anatomy: 

Example search of Grant's atlas of anatomy

Underneath the record holdings, note the list of options available to you. Please select "Permanent URL" to view the image below. Notice the section titled "Direct link to this catalog". Use the "Direct link to this catalog" URL to create your stable link. For this example, the stable link is:

Permanent URL with direct link to record as well as citation


Using the DML catalog to create stable links will work for all of DML's eBooks, regardless of platform. In order to link to specific database collections, please go to the Databases A-Z

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Katherine Greene
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