All of our resources and tutorials can be integrated into the Canvas learning management system to make them available to your students at point-of-need.
Additionally, we've made it even easier for your students to access library resources by embedding a library presence in every course in Canvas. Look for the "Library" tab in your course navigation menu.
A Persistent Link, or Persistent URL (PURL), is a constant, stable link to a document in a database that will not change over time, and will allow students to view the content off-campus. A PURL is also sometimes referred to as a durable link or a Permalink.
One must use a PURL when linking to a document from Canvas. The content on our databases is provided by licensing agreements with publishers. Downloading a PDF and uploading it into your course is a violation of our copyright agreement. Also, views of downloaded content will not count towards our usage statistics, which we rely on to make informed decisions about database renewal.
The location of a PURL will differ from database to database. Sometimes you will find it in the article’s abstract or at the bottom of the page. Other times you will see a link in the right-hand column of the page. In some of our specialized databases, the PURL can be copied from the address bar of the browser.
Discover where to find PURLs in specific databases by clicking here.
Link to an article’s Permalink in Canvas just as you would link to an external website.
A Persistent Link, or Persistent URL (PURL), is a constant, stable link to an Ebook that will not change over time, and will allow students to view the content off-campus. A PURL is also sometimes referred to as a durable link or a Permalink.
The Library provides access to thousands of streaming videos that can be embedded into your Canvas assignments, discussions, and modules. Coverage includes documentaries, feature films, and instructional videos. We provide access to licensed content (instant access) and On-Demand content (available upon request).
Embedding a Films on Demand video in Canvas:
Curriculum Builder is powered by LibSearch, the Library’s Discovery Service. Curriculum Builder allows you to create custom reading lists within your Canvas course modules, by simply searching and clicking. Take your courses to the next level by pointing students to scholarly articles, current news report, electronic reference books and more, in your weekly Canvas modules.
Adding a new reading list to your module in Canvas:
Consider: Will you create a new module in Canvas, or add your reading list to an existing module?
Adding content to your reading list:
Managing your reading list:
How do I embed a LibGuide in Canvas?