Linking to Library Resources in Canvas

When providing access to journal articles for off-campus users, you need to direct the persistent link to your chosen source through the library's EZproxy server. Your off-campus users will be prompted for their Mikenet username and password to access the article. 

Step 1: Copy the "persistent" link to the resource from your database search.

Step 2: If the persistent link is from an EbscoHost or ProQuest database, or an eBook, you should see the proxy URL http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= as prefix to your persistent link. All other databases (eg. JSTOR, Muse, Gale, ect) require you to put the proxy url in front of the persistent link.

For Example: http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=16900959&site=ehost-live&scope=site

If you don't see the proxy url, copy & paste the proxy http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= and put it in front of the persistent URL you retrieved the source.

Step 3: Take the url you created in Step 2 and use it paste it into your Canvas course. Test it to make sure it is working.

Questions? Contact Steve Burks 

Linking to Articles Available at Saint Michael’s College Library

Note the database provider you are using to link to your article. This is usually in the upper left corner of your screen. Scroll down the list below for the procedure to link to the persistent URL for that database. Contact your library liaison for help.

Don't know which database provider can deliver your journal article? Use Journal Finder and search for the journal name. The database(s) that provide full-text access to that journal will be listed.


Ebscohost

EBSCOhost Discovery Search/Databases: Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premier, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, ERIC Database, GreenFILE, Historical Abstracts, Index to Jewish Periodicals, MLA , Philosopher's Index, SocINDEX

  1. Click on article title link. This brings you to the Citation View.
  2. Find the Permalink in the right column.
  3. Copy the permalink. You are all set to use in Canvas for on and off-campus students.


ProQuest

ProQuest Databases: Ethnic NewsWatch, Historical Newspapers, National Newspapers Premier, New York Times Current, New York Times Historical, Wall Street Journal Current, Wall Street Journal Historical, Washington Post Current, Washington Post Historical

  1. View the full text of the desired article.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the article and find the Document URL
  3. Copy the Document URL. You are all set to use in Canvas for on and off-campus students.


Gale

Gale Databases: Academic OneFile, Business & Company Resource Center, General Reference Center Gold, General Reference Center Gold, Infotrac Custom Newspapers and more...

  1. View the full text of the desired article.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the article and find the Document URL
  3. Copy the Document URL.
  4. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the Document URL


JSTOR

JSTOR

  1. Browser URLs in JSTOR are stable. When copying a URL for an article, it's advisable to copy the URL from the PDF's window (assuming you want to link to the PDF). If you prefer to link to something other than the PDF, copy the Stable URL from the "Bibliographic Info" tab on the "Article Information" page
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL


MUSE

ProjectMuse

  1. All article-level URLs in MUSE are stable. Just copy the url link from your browser address bar in the article pdf or html view.
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL


ScienceDirect

Science Direct

  1. Find the full text article that you want to link to.
  2. Click the article title link
  3. Use the right-hand button of your mouse to click on the doi link and select “Copy Shortcut”
  4. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL


ACS

American Chemical Society Web Edition

  1. All article-level URLs in ACS are stable. Just copy the url link from your browser address bar in the article pdf or html view.
  2. Off-campus access requires your add http://library.smcvt.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the durable URL




Linking to eBooks Available at Saint Michael’s College Library

1. Locate the ebook record in the library catalog.  If you originally located the title in ebrary, EBSCOhost or another ebook provider, go to the library catalog and search for the title.

2. In the library catalog record for the title, right click and copy the link for “Online access”.
NOTE:  Using the link in the library catalog will give students access to the ebook from on or off campus.

eBook linking

Question: How do I link to a library database for my off-campus students in Canvas?

Answer: Go to the database title list, copy the database text link (right click on the text link and choose copy shortcut) and paste into your Canvas syllabus. The link is already proxied for off-campus students.

Question: What is a persistent link?

Answer: Persistent links (also called durable or permalinks links) are Internet URLs that remain consistent over time. This is not always the same URL found in the browser window of a library database article - those may only work temporarily.

Question: I have an article from a journal. How do I know which database to use to access the journal article?

Answer: Use Journal Finder. Search the journal title (not the article title) and you will get a list of databases that allow full-text access and persistent linking to your article.

Please contact your library liaison for help with linking to articles

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