Faculty and Staff Resources

This guide assists faculty and staff with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Including materials in Canvas

Including materials (articles, book chapters, or video) in courseware is not difficult.

  • Linking is copyright safe and more accurately represents usage of a resource.
  • Locate the article, ebook, or video file from the library resources.
  • Create a citation in your preferred format. This is important for attribution, and in case the link breaks.
  • Find the Permalink, Persistent link, or Stable URL. 

Valid permalink URLs should begin with this proxy phrase.


A URL might also look like this:


Notice the hyphens in the database part at the front and the esearch.ut.edu part in the middle.

(Either method will work for proxy off-campus access.)

EBSCO Article Permalink Example


May, J., Williams, A., Cloke, P., & Cherry, L. (2020). Food banks and the production of scarcity. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers45(1), 208–222. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12340

From the EBSCO results click the Permalink buttonPermalink


EBSCO Ebook Permalink Example


Catherine Moses. (2000). Real Life in Castro’s Cuba. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

You can use thePermalinkfrom the results to open the title.
Permalink to the exact page in an ebook.

  • Open the ebook and navigate to the page, then click thePermalink
  • The permalink should end with a Page notation if you prefer a specific page to open.
  • Test the Permalink. You may need to manually change the page notation.


Adding links in Canvas

Within Canvas paste the citation. 

Then select the citation and click the link to add the URL. Or click Insert → Link.

permalin in Canvas


Permalionk in Canvas


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