IT and Library Services

Creating short links

There is a need from time to time by which web reference links of the form 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.


  1. Copy (highlight, right click, select copy) the reference link (or URL) you wish to be sent to the clipboard.
  2. Go to
  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.