I do a lot of research using web sources found almost always in Google, which I then refer to in my writing.
When the link points to a web page I can click it and then copy the URL from Safari's nav bar.
But when the link is to a document like a PDF or Word, it downloads the file when you click.
The URL is shown in green, but is invariably "shorted" by adding /.../ somewhere in it.
If you Copy URL in Safari, you don't get the URL because Google munges it. For instance, here's what I got for a PDF:
So does anyone know how to get the URL for one of these items?