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Adding Library resources to Canvas

This guide provides information on linking and embedding Library resources in your Canvas course and ensuring copyright compliance.

About HBR

The Harvard Business School has produced many business case studies as well as other material in two separate publications.


For more information about HBR case studies consult the Finding case studies library guide.

Note: You should not link to articles directly from the public website HBR.org because there is a limit to the number of articles you can access for free and your students may meet a paywall.

If you still cannot find it then contact the Library's Online Learning & Teaching team.

Reading Lists

See more information about Reading Lists on the library guide Reading Lists @RMIT

Add an article in Reading Lists

Articles may be added to a Reading List using either the Search, or Cite it, as detailed in the Reading Lists @RMIT library guide.

If the article is indexed within LibrarySearch, use the Search option:

  1. In Reading Lists, select ADD ITEMS + icon.
  2. Search for the article in LibrarySearch.
  3. Once selected, add to the appropriate section of the Reading List.
  4. Select ADD.

If the article is not indexed within LibrarySearch, use the Cite it function:

  1. Locate the article from EBSCOhost Business Source Complete
  2. The Cite it function will autofill some parts of the citation details. Check the fields for Title, Author, Type, Source, Volume, Publication date, Pages and if needed, a public note.
  3. Once complete, add to the appropriate section of the Reading List.
  4. Select ADD.

Linking in Canvas

From EBSCOhost Business Source Complete

Locate the article and copy the permalink

screen capture from Business Source Complete.


Linking an article to Canvas

Start from the Page where you want to link to the article.

  1. Select the Edit button
  2. In the Rich Content Editor mode type the citation details of the article or relevant text on the required page
  3. Select the text
  4. Select the Links icon

        5. Paste the link in the Insert Link box
        6. Select Done, then Save.

The link is inserted into your Canvas course and will open in a new tab.


Linking to items in a Reading List in Canvas

Use the Create Shareable link method, as detailed in the Reading Lists @RMIT library guide.