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Faculty Support & Services

Canvas Modules & Research Guides

Canvas Research Modules

Import our customizable Research Modules into your Canvas shells today!

Learn more at:

Research Guides

Visit and share our online research guides at, available 24/7!

If you would like a subject guide created for your discipline, please contact an Instruction Librarian to set up a guide consultation.

Citation & Writing Handouts

Adding Content in Canvas

Add the Library homepage to your Canvas site

  1. Log into Canvas at
  2. Select your course
  3. In the left navigation, select Settings
  4. Click on the Navigation tab
  5. Drag and drop "Library" to until it is in your course navigation pane
  6. Click Save

Now your students have one-click access to the Library in your Canvas course!

Screenshot of library homepage in a Canvas class.

Link Database Articles in Canvas

There are two options to adding database content:

  1. Find an article's "Permalink" or "Stable URL" or "DOI" and add the link as an external URL in a Canvas module. Most of our library databases will include one of these stable URLs which include our specific ELAC proxy. 
  2. Download the article's PDF and upload the article as a file to a Canvas module. You will have to do this with databases that do not provide stable URLs, such as ProQuest.

How to find permalinks in EBSCO databases:

  1. Conduct a search and click on the title of the article you'd like to share with your students
  2. To the right of the article record, click on Permalink
  3. Your permalink will populate at the top of the article record

ebsco permalink

How to find stable URLs in JSTOR:

  1. Conduct a search and click on the title of the article you'd like to share with your students
  2. Your Stable URL will be underneath the article title in the details

jstor stable url

How to find DOIs in ScienceDirect:

  1. Conduct a search and click on the title of the article you'd like to share with your students
  2. The DOI will be hyperlinked underneath the authors' names

sciencedirect doi

‚ÄčHow to add the content in Canvas: 

  1. Login to
  2. Click on your class
  3. Click on Modules
  4. Click on the + symbol to add content to your chosen module
  5. If you have a permalink, Stable URL, or DOI select External URL from the Add dropdown menu
    1. Copy and paste the Permalink, Stable URL, or DOI into the URL field
    2. Remind students that if they are off-campus, they will be prompted to login with their ACE information before the article loads.
  6. If you have a PDF or document you've downloaded from a database, select File from the Add dropdown menu
    1. Select New File
    2. Upload the document you've downloaded from the database

24/7 Resources

Many of the library’s resources and services are available at all times (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) including:

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24/7 Live Chat with a librarian who can help answer questions.

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E-books available to read.

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Electronic access to newspapers.

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Electronic databases providing access to a rich diversity of research sources.

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Streaming videos to enjoy.

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Research and course guides to point you in the direction of great resources.

OER: Open Educational Resources

OER Guide

Learn more about finding, adopting, and using open educational resources at our OER Guide.