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Library Services for Faculty

The library offers services to faculty that support your students' success and learning outcomes

Embedding Library Materials into Canvas

Database Articles

Articles from many of our library databases can easily be embedded into Canvas as links that will point your students to readings you want them to use.  However, you can't just cut-and-paste the URL from the top of your browser window!  In order to give your students access to the readings you will need to identify the permalink for the article, and use that as the link you provide in Canvas. The permalink will allow students to access the article by sending them through the Library's proxy server so they are recognized as authorized to access the article.  See the instructions below for how this works in our EBSCO databases, including Academic Search Complete.

Using sections of e-Books

If you have a chapter or other section of an electronic book in our catalog that you want to link to your course, you can do that in a similar way to database articles.

Streaming Media

The library subscribes to two streaming media databases, Films on Demand and Academic Video Online (AVON). Both have thousands of different titles, and content is closed-captioned and accessible. Instructions for downloading videos are below.  For more detailed information about using videos in your course, click on the Videos tab to the left.

InfoLit Modules

There are several ways we can help your online students learn to research more effectively, to avoid plagiarism, and to correctly cite their sources.  The library link in the Canvas navigation list will connect your students to a full suite of resources that are available for them to use online - including a complete resource guide on citing sources.

However, we also have a full set of interactive, multi-media modules that you can copy into your Canvas course to help teach the basic concepts of information literacy:

  • Getting started with research
  • Sources of information
  • Searching for information
  • Evaluating information
  • Presenting research and data
  • Citations and academic integrity

Full instructions on importing one or all of the modules into your course are in the document below.