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Link Directly to Library Resources in Canvas

Make use of some great content! Using library materials is generally acceptable under our subscription licenses -- see our Copyright & Fair Use page for more information. Link to MCC Library's resources in Canvas. Ask an MCC Librarian for help at any time!

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Articles in a Library Database | eBooks | Databases

Link to Articles from a Library Database

STEP 1: Persistent URLs (also known as Stable Links or Permalinks)

It's not quite as easy as doing a database search, finding a good article, and then pasting the URL into your course shell. Many of the library's subscription databases use session-specific IDs, which means that the URL that appears in the top bar above an article is not stable and you cannot cut and paste it into your course. Only a persistent URL leads a student back to the article.

Not to fear. The database vendors usually do provide stable, persistent URLs. Here is an example of a database article that offers a Permalink (stable, persisitent URL) in the right-hand column of tools, above Save.



Finally, if the database does not offer persistent linking, you can still link to the database main page, provide the citation information & have your students search on their own for the article. See "Databases" Section.


Link to eBooks

You can link to one of our 150,000 subscription eBooks in the same way you link to database articles. The eBooks actually "live" in an EBSCO database.  Search or browse eBooks


example of eBook record with Permalink


Cut and paste the Permalink (persistent link/stable url) of a specific book into your course.

Link to Library Databases

To link to a specific database:

1. Go to "A-Z Databases" page at

2. Right-click on the appropriate title

3. Select Copy Link Location in Firefox or Copy Shortcut in Internet Explorer

4. Go to Canvas and paste the link in a content area



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