Provide access by linking to articles, eBooks or streaming videos from library subscription databases
Instructors may need to check with the library to determine the number of user licenses (single or unlimited) per resource to determine the simultaneous user view options.
Find a permanent link when searching in library databases
When you are searching in one of the library's many individual databases and find a library resource you want to share, look for and copy the item's permanent link. Permanent links (or permalinks, or durable links) are URLs that will not time out or change. Each library database provides their permanent links in different ways:
Use the link icon which can be found to the right of the page of the article you want to use:
From the article page that you would like to use, click on the Abstract/Details tab. Scroll down and find the Document URL listed in the details:
Share the link
Once you have created the link, you can use and share it! Post it as a link in your syllabus or add to your course.
To add a link to a Canvas module:
From an existing module, click the "+" button
From the drop-down menu, click "Add External URL"
Paste in the generated link for the article, eBook, or video
Provide a name for the link.
Select “Load in New Tab”
Click “Add Item”
NOTE: For information about copyright, please see the Copyright Guide. Linking to resources also helps the library track which resources are being used. Usage statistics help the library buy the right resources for you!