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Linking Library Resources in Canvas

This faculty-oriented guide provides directions on how to link to library online resources in your Canvas course. This guide includes detailed directions on how to create persistent links to content in the library's article databases.

Persistent Linking Instructions for the Alexander Street

Follow these steps to create persistent links to streaming videos in the Alexander Street database:

  1. Open Alexander Street from the Library Databases page.
  2. Search for a video on your topic.  
  3. Click on a title to bring up a video.
  4. Go to the section, under the video box, to find Emded/Link.  Click on the link.
  5. Copy the Permanent Link in the first section of the box.  
  6. Paste the Alexander Street URL in a text editor and then add the remote access prefix ( before the Alexander Street URL.
  7. Paste the full URL (prefix plus database URL) in your Canvas course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link|video_work|2654382

image from Alexander Street showing how to save a persistent link