Make use of some great content! Link to MCC Library's resources (article, books, databases, subject and course guides) in Canvas. Using library materials is generally acceptable under our subscription licenses -- see our Copyright & Fair Use page for more information. Ask an MCC Librarian for help at any time! email@example.com
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Library Research Guides | Articles in a Library Database | eBooks | Databases
This one is super easy! Find a guide and copy the url into Canvas.
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, persistent 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.
You can link to one of our 200,000 plus subscription eBooks in the same way you link to database articles. The eBooks actually "live" in EBSCO and Very Short Introductions databases.
Cut and paste the Permalink (persistent link/stable url) of a specific book into your course.
Very Short Introductiobs
Copy and paste the URL of a specific book into your course.
To link to a specific database:
1. Go to "A-Z Databases" at http://library.mccnh.edu/az.php and find a database.
2. Click on the sharing icon and copy the link
3. In Canvas, paste the link in a content area
Faculty can now search library resources and create a reading list without leaving Canvas. You can watch a video tutorial on this tool or follow these instructions:
STEP 1: Open any Canvas module, click the +, and choose "External Tool" from the drop-down menu.
You'll see two library choices. The first one, marked with a green arrow below, allows you to add a link to the library's website for your students.
The second one, beside the blue arrow below, opens the MCC Library OneSearch box (from our homepage) in your module. To create a reading list, select that choice and then "add item."
STEP 2: You'll see MCC Library reading lists listed in your module, and when you open it, you'll see a search box:
STEP 3: Search for articles or books, and when you see one you want click on the "Add to reading list" button below the article.
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