Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015     Views: 47

Linking to Library databases content is the same as adding any web link in Canvas, as long as the link includes the Library's proxy prefix.

  1. You first need to identify the "persistent link" to the article you would like to use - this is not the URL that appears in your browser's address bar.

    When viewing an article on your screen, look for something like "permalink" or "bookmark this document" - the terminology varies from database vendor to database vendor. For example,

    http://search.proquest.com/docview/431765550?accountid=35779

  2. You need to add the "proxy prefix":

    http://libproxy.howardcc.edu/login?url=

  3. A finished link might look like:

    http://libproxy.howardcc.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/431765550?accountid=35779

We have a more complete set of instructions for faculty about "Linking to Library Resources" (link below), which includes specifics for several of our major databases.

If you need additional assistance, please feel free to contect us.