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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.

Link to Journals

  1. Go to the library website and click on the Find a Journal tab of the search box.
  2. Search for the title of the journal.
  3. Click on link below the journal title that offers the coverage you want. Pay attention to the providing database; while many databases will allow you to link to a journal by using the provided button or by copying the URL, some, like Nexis Uni, will not.
  4. Find the permalink icon, then copy and paste the link.


In EBSCO databases like Academic Search Complete, click the Share icon on the right side of the page, then copy and paste the permalink. This link is complete.

Screenshot of EBSCO Database website with a publication called Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. The Share button, Create an alert, and Use Permalink link is all circled in red.




In Gale databases like Opposing Viewpoints, click the Get Link icon at the top-right of the page, then copy and paste the permalink. This link will need the EZProxy prefix ( placed before it. Remember to make sure the two pieces form one link.

Screenshot of Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints. Publication shown is Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. The Get Link icon at top right is circled in red.




Science Direct and ProQuest databases like Ethnic NewsWatch do not have special icons like the above. Instead, copy the full URL from the web address bar. This link is complete.

Screenshot of ProQuest database website. The publication shown is Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues. The URL link is at the top of the window and circled in red.