Can references be links?
Yes, you can use web links in a paper, but you should do it only when it is appropriate. You can use them as a reference for describing the framework you used to implement your system, or to review existing approaches that exist in the field.
Hyperlink computing, a hyperlink, or simply a link, is a reference to data that the user can follow by clicking or tapping. A hyperlink points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document. Hypertext is text with hyperlinks.
Reference linking is the general term for links from one information object to another. The links may appear in a wide variety of contexts, including published citations to scientific works, references from a catalog or bibliography, and informal references transmitted by email or verbally.
Insert the cross-referenceIn the document, type the text that begins the cross-reference. On the Insert tab, click Cross-reference.In the Reference type box, click the drop-down list to pick what you want to link to. In the Insert reference to box, click the information you want inserted in the document.
Luckily, writing the in-text citation for a website or webpage is easy: Simply include the author and year of publication. The URL goes in the corresponding reference list entry (and yes, you can leave the links live).
Create a short URLVisit the Google URL shortener site at goo.gl.If you aren’t signed in, click the Sign in button in the top right corner.Write or paste your URL in the Paste your long URL here box.Click Shorten URL.