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Adding Library Resources to Canvas (for faculty moving courses online)

Faculty - Want to link directly to a library resource in Canvas? Check out these FAQs:


If I create a link from a campus computer, can I copy the URL (web address) straight into Canvas?

No. Most library resources require a prefix to be embedded within the URL. This prefix is important because it means that users off-site can access the resources easily.

To add a library resource to Canvas, copy and paste the URL prefix https://login.forward.marian.edu/login?url=  to the front of the resource URL to format stable links to MU Library resources. This will allow for consistent off-campus access as well as secure campus authentication.

Some library databases will include our prefix information already in their stable links; others do not. Before copying a link from a library database, check to see if it is included in the URL. If it is, you can use this URL as your stable link.

 

If I create a link from an off-campus computer, can I copy the URL (web address) straight into Canvas?

No. If you have logged into Library resources from off-campus the URL (web address) that is created cannot be copied straight into Canvas. Contact a librarian and we can assist you with creating a usable correct link.

 

Contact a librarian if you have questions or need further assistance linking to a specific journal article / electronic book / book chapter / or other online content within Canvas. We are happy to help embed resources and resource guides directly to your courses.