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Readings Online User Guide

This LibGuide is designed to instruct users on how to create and maintain a reading list on Readings Online

Finding and saving URLs for online content

The aim of this guide is to provide hints for how to save a URL from some of the highly used or requested databases of online content, including the Library’s Discovery service.


  • The instructions below are guides for how to find and copy/save a URL that will work as a link to an online full text journal article or book chapter.
  • The first time you use any of these for yourself please be sure to test the URL in a different browser before saving the link, do not assume these instructions will not have changed as they are only correct on the date they were added to this document.
  • ALL external URLs for subscribed or purchased content should have contained within the URL created, this is what pushes all URLs to connect via our authentication system and without it vendors will not identify users as coming from University of Melbourne.