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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 Gale Databases & e-Books

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

Start at the A-Z Databases page:

  1. Go to any Gale database (including Literature Resource Center and GVRL e-books). 
  2. Search for a topic and find an article you like.  
  3. Click on a title to bring up the record.
  4. Click on the Get Link icon.
  5. Select and copy the persistent link URL.  NOTE: In Gale, the remote access proxy info is already embedded in the URL though it does not appear.

Then go to your Canvas shell: 

  • Within a text editor box, paste in the persistent link, OR
  • Within a Module, create a new External Link and paste in the 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:


screenshot of Gale resource link

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