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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 ScienceDirect

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in ScienceDirect:

  1. Open ScienceDirect from the Library Databases page.
  2. Find an article on your topic.
  3. Click on the article title.
  4. Copy the URL in the browser bar. 
  5. Add the remote access prefix ( before the Science Direct URL.
  6. Paste the full URL  (prefix plus database URL) in your Canvas course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link

persistent link in ScienceDirect database