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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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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, 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.
Cut and paste the url of a specific book into your course.
Cut and paste the Permalink (persistent link/stable 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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