When sharing resources from the library’s databases, it is important to use the Persistent URL. A Persistent URL is a link that is tied to a piece of information, so it will always link to the information after the session has ended and regardless of where the user is accessing the link from.
You may see it called a Permalink as is the case in EBSCO Databases or "Document URL" when in ProQuest Databases. If you are linking to a resource in Canvas, you must use these link types for students to access the item successfully.
Another way that students may not be able to access linked materials from the database or catalog, is if the Off-Campus connect prefix (proxy server) is not connected. To ensure that all students can access the material (whether on or off campus) make sure the URL includes the proxy server redirect, which will prompt students to login using their DWU credentials when accessing materials off campus.
To add in the proxy server prefix, copy and paste the entire URL (including the http://) after the following link:
Session URL (from the address bar)
Permalink from Article Record Page
Permalink with Proxy Server Prefix
Record from the Library Catalog
When linking to a record from the Library's Catalog (such as a book or eBook):
Article from an EBSCO Database (Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, etc.)
Article from JSTOR
Article from a ProQuest Database
Remember to add in the Proxy Server prefix to ensure
that students can access the resource when off campus!
Due to copyright and other barriers, please do NOT embed a PDF file or other full-text sources (e.g., e-book or journal article) directly into your Canvas Class.
Either link the permalink or share the full citation so students can locate the resource.
If you have questions or concerns about Copyright, please contact Alexis Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To link from Films on Demand:
Note: The Proxy Server prefix is already included, so you do not need to add it for off-campus access.
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