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Using Library Resources in Canvas

This guide details how to use and embed library resources in Canvas so that students can access the content you have chosen.

How many people can use an eBook?

  • Many of our eBooks have a limited number of simultaneous users.
  • Sometimes just a single user can log in (using their HCCC login) at one time.
  • Keep this in mind when planning readings and assignments involving eBooks.
  • Contact the library if your students will need access at the same time. In some cases, we may be able to increase access to a title.
  • See the "How to add EBSCO eBooks" and "How to add Gale eBooks" pages for more information.

Finding eBooks Using the Library Catalog

1. Go to the library website and click on the tab of the search box that reads Search Books and Videos You can also search ebook collections individually from the databases list on this page.

2. Type in the title of ebook you are searching for or key terms and click Search.

Screenshot of Library website with Search Books and Videos highlighted. Search box is also highlighted.


3. In the column on the left, limit the search to e-books 

Screenshot of Koha catalog with search results for psychology. Item types of Book, DVD, EBook, Periodicas, Reference book is circled. Ebook is underlined.


4. Click on the title of an eBook from the results list to see the catalog record with more information.

Screenshot of Koha catalog with an electronic resource of Psychology of women circled.


5. Click the link that reads CLICK HERE TO ACCESS to view the book.

Screenshot of Koha catalog with web page for the ebook Psychology of women. GALE EBOOK CLICK HERE TO ACCESS is circled and highlighted for access to the ebook.