Answered By: Leah Cover
Last Updated: May 22, 2020     Views: 301

If you are linking to articles, databases, eBooks, or other library resources in Canvas, the link will not work unless you use the permalink provided or attach a proxy prefix. 

1. Use the permalink for a database through Databases A-Z.  A permalink is a stable URL that runs through the Spalding Library proxy server. This lets the database recognize that you are affiliated with Spalding and have access to the resource. Each database in the A-Z list has a permalink associated with it. Use the share icon to the right, copy the permalink, and insert it as a link into your Moodle course. 


2. Find the permalink to an article in a library databases.  This link is different from the main URL link found at the top of the browser. When linking to library resources in Moodle, using the permalink will ensure that students can access the article. Below is an example of how to find the permalink for an article in an EBSCO databases.

An example of an EBSCO database article result with a red box around the left hand side link icon and "Permalink"An example of an EBSCO database article record with red box around the permalink URL that appears above the record details.