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Embedding Library Materials in Canvas

Embedding Library Materials for Off-Campus Access

To properly embed library materials in Canvas and other online materials:

  • WNC must have the rights to access the resource (like a database) for one to access the full text or video.
  • When linking to journal articles, electronic books, and videos through the library databases, the URL must include the EZproxy prefix, ( ) which allows for off-campus access to these sites. 
  • Permalinks, as described in the directions below, have the necessary EZproxy prefix. 
  • Database resources can be found in the library's Databases A-Z or Databases by Topic pages.

Embedding EBSCO Articles and Books

Embedding Alexander Street Press Videos

  • Go to the Alexander Street Press video to be embedded.
  • Click on the </> Embed/Link icon at the bottom of the display.
  • Copy the entire URL, including the EZproxy prefix, and add the link to the Canvas course.

Embedding Library Research Guides (LibGuides)

The library has a variety of LibGuides (research guides, pathfinders) to help students find quality information quickly and easily. The librarians encourage all faculty members to suggest links to useful material for these LibGuides. 

To embed a LibGuide:

  • Copy the URL (there is no EZproxy prefix for these guides).
  • Add the link to the course.