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Creating short links IT and Library Services

There is a need from time to time by which web reference links of the form http://www.xxx....yyy are copied and sent or used. Sometimes, given the length of these references, they can cause a problem by being truncated (or shortened) and the full reference is not used and hence there is a broken link error.

Solution

  1. Copy (highlight, right click, select copy) the reference link (or URL) you wish to be sent to the clipboard.
  2. Go to http://tinyurl.com
  3. Paste (go to the correct place, right click, select paste) and submit.
  4. Copy the new URL onto the clipboard.
  5. Paste it into your email.