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Using library materials in online classes: MPC library resources in Canvas

Link to library materials in your class!

This guide shows how to get permanent links for content in the library's databases.

You can link to library content from your online class easily, the trickiest part is just getting a good link. This guide show how to get good (permanent) links from the library's database content and MPC OneSearch. 

Use the tabs above to select the database that you want to link to.

When possible, link to our content, don't download and re-distribute

The library anonymously tracks usage of electronic resources in order to understand what resources the MPC community uses and we make decisions regarding our subscriptions with that data. In order for the library to be able to track usage of our electronic resources, we need users to access them in their native platform. 

Using links not only helps the library accurately measure our subscriptions, it is also required by some license agreements that don't allow the re-distribution of content.

URL Checker/Converter

Links that you get when you are on-campus sometimes do not include the authentication information that is needed for them to work off-campus? Use the URL-checker below to ensure that your link is a permanent link, and that it will work from off-campus.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:

2. Check or create your link using the button below:

3. Copy and use the resulting link.

 

About this guide

This guide provides the information that you need to include library resources in your online class. Using the steps included here will ensure that your students are able to access the resources on and off-campus.

Have questions about the library's electronic resources? 

Glenn Swift Tozier
Digital Services Librarian

gtozier@mpc.edu
831.646.4082 

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