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Linking to Library Resources in Canvas

How to link to SDCC Library resources within a Canvas course shell

Persistent Linking Instructions for the CQ Press Electronic Library

Follow these steps to create persistent links to materials in the CQ Researcher database or the CQ Encyclopedia of American Government database:

Start at the A-Z Databases page:

  1. Go to the CQ Researcher database. (The following procedure also works for the CQ Encyclopedia of American Government)
  2. Search for a topic and find an article you like.  
  3. Click on a title to bring up the record.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of document to find the Document URL.  
  5. Copy the URL. 
  6. Create a new persistent link by opening Notepad (or something similar) and pasting the Document URL into it, then add the remote access prefix ( to the beginning of the Document URL (see example below).

Then go to your Canvas shell: 

  • Within a text editor box, paste in the new persistent link, OR
  • Within a Module, create a new External Link and paste in the new persistent link as the URL. Make sure to check the box for the Load in a new tab option. Why?

Example Persistent Link and Screenshot:


CQ Researcher screenshot

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