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Faculty Library Guide

Permalinks to Articles from an Online Classroom

Articles from the library databases can be a great resource to supplement textbook readings.  Follow the simple steps below to add articles to your Canvas classroom. Need help? Contact your Librarian Liaison.

  • Select Library Resources from the course menu and click 'Launch Library Resources'
  • Enter keywords in the search box and click Search
  • From the search results look for the Article icon and click ‘Read article’ link
  • Alternatively, find articles directly in a Library database 
  • For example, locate an article in Academic Search Complete 
  • View the full-text of the article 
  • On the right panel click Permalink and copy the link shown 

Note: Other databases may refer to this is as a Persistent URL/link

Article from Academic Search Complete Next Steps:

  • Open an assignment, page, discussion or quiz in editing mode
  • On the Rich Content Editor toolbar you will see ‘More External Tools’ button (v icon)

  • Select ‘Embed A Library Resource Link’, then paste the permalink and give a description
  • You also have the option of saving a PDF of the article (although some articles are only available as an HTML webpage) and then upload the PDF onto Canvas.