Linking to Articles
For any of the hundreds of thousands of journal articles and ebooks the library has access to, you can usually skip the reserves process and simply provide a link in your Canvas course.
Getting Article Links
Because database access is restricted to our students, faculty, and staff, it's necessary to get the right link to paste in Canvas, your syllabus, email, etc, when you want to link to an article.
Different databases handle this differently. Below you'll find the most common ones.
Remember: if you don't see a "permalink" or "stable URL" option in a database, try copying the address in the browser's address bar. To make sure it works, simply paste it into different browser than the one where you copied it.
When you want to share an EBSCO article, look for the "Permalink" icon (see figure 1).
- Click the Permalink button on the right
- Right-click the URL and select "copy"
- You can then paste the permalink where you want to share it
Figure 1. Get the permalink from an article in an EBSCO database
JSTOR Stable URLs
In JSTOR articles, you will see a stable URL beneath the article title (figure 2).
- Simply highlight the URL, right click, and copy it
- You can then paste the URL in Canvas, email, or other location
Figure 2. JSTOR places stable URLs below the article title
Nexis Uni Copy Document Link
To obtain a link to a Lexis Nexis article:
- Choose "Actions" and then "Link to this page" (figure 3)
Figure 3. Nexis Uni document link is found near the top right corner of the page under "Actions"