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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 EBSCO Databases & e-Books

Follow these steps to create persistent links to materials in any EBSCO database:

Start at the A-Z Databases page (or EBSCO Articles link):

  1. Go to any EBSCO database. 
  2. Find a an article or e-book you like.  
  3. Click on an article title to pull up the complete record for that item.
  4. Click on Permalink icon in the right-hand Tools menu. That will open a box with the permalink in it.
  5. Copy the URL in the Permalink box. The Library's remote access prefix is included. Make sure you copy the whole thing.

Then go to your Canvas shell: 

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

Example Persistent Link and Screenshots:


EBSCO article example:

screenshot of EBSCO article permalink box


EBSCO e-book example (link to a whole book):

screenshot EBSCO ebook permalink box


EBSCO e-book example (link to a chapter):

screenshot EBSCO ebook chapter permalink

How to link to a chapter:

1. Select a chapter from the list in the left margin of the screen,

2. Click the Permalink hyperlink at the top of the screen to generate a persistent link,

3. Copy the URL in the Permalink box.

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