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Create links in Canvas (stable URLs) for articles, e-books, streaming videos, and more

Faculty are responsible for ensuring that their course materials comply with copyright law. Creating links to online resources instead of copying the files is one way of ensuring copyright compliance.

Click HERE to watch this video on creating links for library resources and embedding them in Canvas.

 

IMPORTANT!  

  1. To enable off-campus access to Murray Library's online resources, every link must be preceded by Messiah's ezproxy information:  http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= (the equals = symbol must be included).
  2. Databases vary in the way they provide stable URLs.  See database or publisher-specific directions below.

 

PDF links

 

In any database, when there is a PDF available, you can create a stable link.

  • Click on the PDF link and copy the URL in the address bar
  • Add  Messiah's ezproxy http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the article URL (the equals = symbol must be included)


Following are instructions specific to database vendors (in alphabetical order except for EBSCOhost which has the highest use):

Directions:

Proxy prefix: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=

In order to obtain the link for an article that you have located from a search of the ACS Publications website, you will need to click on the article title. This will take you to the article in question and once there you will see the link for this article in the address bar at the top. You can copy and paste the URL for the article as needed. The URL for the article will not change so once you have it you will always be able to click on it to get back to the article.

Add the Messiah College proxy prefix (http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=) to the url so students can access from off-campus. Example below:

http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.5b10625

  • Click title for the item
  • At the bottom of every page is a Embed/Link option
  • Click the link: a new window will pop-up
  • Copy the permalink URL.  Messiah's ezproxy is already included.

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/aamr

  • Click on title for the item.
  • NOTE: Some databases will work the same as Alexander Street Press streaming videos.
  • For others: At the top right, under the search box, click on the world and chain icon.
  • Copy the URL that appears
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the provided URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://lit.alexanderstreet.com/v4/services/tinyurl.re..

  • Click on the article title.
  • Click on Full Access PDF (below the abstracts)
  • Copy the URL that appears in the address bar.  
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the article URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/... 

  • Highlight the image for which you want an URL -- click on the image so that the border is darker
  • Click Share in the top header bar
  • Click Generate Image URL
  • Copy the Image Viewer URL. NOTE: You must allow pop-ups to view the image.
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the image URL

The stable URL will look like this: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://library.artstor.org/library/sec

Make a link within Canvas for both on and off-campus access:

  • Create a new url by adding the proxy prefix (below) to the url in the address bar for the citation you want to use.
  • so if the url in the address bar is http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1899/07-046R1.1 the url for Canvas would be: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1899/07-046R1.1

 

Proxy prefix: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=

 

Make a link within Canvas for both on and off-campus access:

  • Create a new url by adding the proxy prefix (below) to the url in the address bar for the citation you want to use.
  • So if the url in the address bar is http://www.ciaonet.org/record/54180 the url for Canvas would be: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://www.ciaonet.org/record/54180

 

Proxy prefix: http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=

  • Click on the title of the item in your results list to go to the Abstract for that title.  
  • Scroll down and click on Full PDF
  • Copy the URL that appears in the address bar. 
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to thebeginning of the URL
  • On the screen of the play you wish to view, copy the URL that appears in the address bar
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the video URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=https://www.digitaltheatreplus....

  • Click on item title.
  • Click on View Full Citation link above the document image
  • Scroll to the bottom and copy the URL
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the document URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://docs.newsbank.com/openurl?ctx_ver

Note: In E-Book Central you can link to the entire book or to a specific page in a book.

  1. Entire Book
    • Click on the title of the book in the results list.
    • On the left side of the screen, click Share Link to Book.
    • Copy the url that appears.
    • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the image URL
      The stable URL will look like this:
      http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/messiah/detail..
  2. Chapter in a book
    • Click on the chapter title.
    • Click on the Share Link icon above the book contents (looks like chain links)
    • Click on the link & copy the URL. The stable URL will look like the one above
  • Click on video title
  • Select "embed link"
  • Scroll below the video to Record URL
  • Copy URL.  Messiah’s ezproxy is already included
  • Click on the article title (not the link to full text)
  • Click on Bookmark This Document link at the top of page.
  • Copy the URL that appears in the address bar.  Messiah's ezproxy is already included.

Instructions:

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://video.icelearningcenter.com/messiahcollege...

  • Click on article title
  • Download PDF
  • Copy the URL that appears in the address bar
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the article URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3170111.pdf

Note: In Naxos, you can link to either an entire album or to a single track.

  1. Linking to an album
    • Click on the album title to view the track list.
    • Copy and paste the URL from the address bar of your browser window.
    • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the album's URL.
    • The stable URL will look like this:
    •     http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/messiah/detail..
  2. Linking to a track
    • After finding the piece of music you wish to link to, click on the title to view the track list.
    • On the left side of the window, locate and click on Show Static Link. This will refresh the page and you will see a URL below the title of each track.
    • Copy and paste this URL
    • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the pieces URL
    • The stable URL will look like this:
    •      http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://messiah.naxosmusiclibrary.com/stream.as...
  • Click on the title of the item  
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page to the Source Citation area and locate the URL.
  • Copy the URL which will already include Messiah ezproxy.

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovv

  • Click on the article title
  • Click on PDF 
  • Click on Email Jumpstart on the right of the screen just below the link to the Full Text PDF 
  • Copy the URL that appears in the email editing screen
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=  to the beginning of the URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS

  1. Open anatomy image
  2. Select the small globe with chain link icon at the top of the image
  3. Copy the weblink.
  4. Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the image URL
  1. Open data page/map
  2. Select the Share icon in the upper right corner
  3. Copy the link provided
  4. Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL
  • Click on the article title
  • Click on the PDF
  • Copy the URL that displays in your browser's address bar
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the article URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedi...

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://search.proqu

  • Click on the article Abstract/Details link (not the article title or the link to the PDF full text)
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen to Document URL
  • Copy the URL which will already include Messiah's ezproxy.
  • Click on the article title
  • Click on the PDF
  • Copy the URL that displays in your browser's address bar
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the article URL

The stable URL will look like this:
http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url=http://ajs.sagepub

Locating the Durable URL for use in Canvas:

  • From the screen showing the bibliographic information and the abstract, ckick the button on the right that says "Share article."
  • Use the url located in the "Sharable  Link" box.
  • Click on article title
  • Select PDF
  • Copy the URL that displays in the browsers address bar. Messiah's ezproxy is already included.
  • Add http://ezproxy.messiah.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the URL