There are several options for getting permalinks for resources to put in your Canvas course. Permalinks are unique, stable, and persistent URLs that, when combined with the RMIT authenticating EZproxy address, give students direct access to resources both on- and off-campus.
Using the Canvas Reading List app is the preferred way to add links to resources in your course.
To learn how to use the Reading List app see the library guide Reading Lists @RMIT.
If you require assistance, or wish to request a training session contact the Library Online Learning & Teaching team.
Benefits of Reading Lists for academics:
You can get reliable permalinks to any resources in LibrarySearch. These links will take the student to the LibrarySearch record, and they can click through from here to find the book, article, or other resources.
If you are not using Reading Lists and your Library subscribed resource does not appear in LibrarySearch, you can still create your own links to place in your Canvas modules.
Many databases include a permalink or persistent link for individual records. If the permalink includes the RMIT authenticating EZproxy information needed to allow off-campus access, then you can simply copy and paste the permalink into your Canvas module.
Example of a permalink that includes RMIT Library EZproxy information:
Note: the permalink for an individual item is usually not the URL in the browser address bar. Look out for references to Permalinks within the item record.
Other databases may include a permalink but the link will not include the RMIT EZproxy information. For these examples, you can use the RMIT Library Link Generator which will add the EZproxy to the permalink URL.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) can also be submitted to the Link Generator. This is useful because the full text of some journal articles (for example Nature Publisher articles) may not include a 'permalink' but all scholarly papers will have a DOI, which you can find in the full text / PDF of the paper.