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Embedding library resources in Canvas: Linking to Library Resources (articles, databases, and more)

Linking to Library Resources (articles, databases, and more)

Embedding library resources (articles, links to specific databases) within a course

You can link directly to specific library resources within the pages you create in Canvas. This is ideal when you would like all students to read a particular article or watch a video from a database.

While the detailed steps are listed below, you are always welcome to visit with your campus librarians for assistance with this. We are always willing to help!

Step 1: Locate the resource students need to access

Using the library databases, locate the specific item that you would like to create a permanent link to.

Step 2: Locate and copy the persistent link (or PURL)

Find the stable link for the item. This should be located somewhere on the page – it may be called persistent link, stable link, or article link. It should include db11.linccweb.org somewhere in the URL.

**This is typically NOT the URL that appears in the browser’s address bar.

Article PURL example

Step 3: Insert a link to this item in your Canvas course:

Open the page that you would like to insert the link to the library resource. Highlight the text that will serve as the link, then click on the little blue V and select “Embed A Library Resource Link”. Then enter the URL from the article and a description of the article within the box. Click on Embed.

Embed a library link

  Embed a LINCCWeb URL

 

 

When students access this page in your course, they will be able to access the article by clicking on the hyperlink. They will not have to log in to the library!!

Page in Canvas with Library Link