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Creating Links to Library Resources: Home

Copying and pasting links directly from the address bar in the library's online resources can often lead to dead pages. Often these links are temporary and won't link back to the original source. The workaround for this is to create a persistent link, also known as a permalink. Once you have a permalink, you can add it to your Canvas course or any other place you use a URL.

The following instructions will allow access to library materials without violating copyright restrictions.

Linking to a specific article from within a database

If you would like to place a journal, magazine, or newspaper article link in Canvas, use the persistent link option in the database where you found the article. 

Each database may have a different way of providing the permalink. In most instances, it will be listed under the "Tools" or "Share" option. 


permalink ebsco

Sometimes you can find a permalink by using the citation generator that is located within the database. 

citation link

Linking to a specific database

If you would like to link your students to a specific database, use the persistent links option on our A-Z database page

persistent links database page

Linking to a specific book or ebook

To link to a specific book or ebook, use the permalink provided by the catalog. 

  1. Use the library catalog to find your specific title. 
  2. Click on the "Details" tab.
  3. Click on the "Actions" dropdown menu (right side of page).
  4. Select "Permalink."



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