Get Share Links for Courses

The library provides access to hundreds of thousands of valuable online resources, including eBooks, database articles, and streaming video. These resources are freely and openly available to all faculty, staff, and students. Faculty are strongly encouraged to use the library's online resources for their syllabi, textbooks, and reading lists whenever possible, as doing so helps to alleviate the financial burden on students caused by purchasing courses materials. 

Below you will find instructions on how to get shareable links for eBooks, streaming video, and database articles. These links can be shared through email, pasted into Canvas, or however else you would like to share with on-campus students, online students, and other faculty and staff.

Ebooks

Do you have questions about using and accessing ebooks? Check out our ebook guide!

To get a shareable eBook link:

1. Find the ebook you want to add to your course in the library catalog and click on the title to open the record.

2. Right click on "Connect to this resource online."

3. Then click "Copy link address."

4. Paste the URL into Canvas, an email, or anywhere else you'd like to link to library resources .

cursor hovering over a link, with"copy this link address" highlighted

Streaming Video

How to search the library catalog for all of the streaming video currently available:

1. From the library homepage, click "advanced search" below the main search bar.

search bar with the links "advanced search" and "search books, articles, and more" below it

2. Put an asterix in the first search field.

3. Select "Streaming Video" from the material type list.

4. Click "Submit."

search bar with an asterix and the words "streaming video" highlighted

To get a shareable streaming video link:

1. Find the streaming video you want to add to your course in the library catalog and click on the title to open the record.

2. Right click on the "Streaming video" link.

3. Then click "copy this link address."

cursor hovering over a link, with"copy this link address" highlighted

4. Paste the URL into Canvas, an email, or anywhere else you'd like to link to library resources .

If the video you are hoping to include is not in the library catalog, you can search for available films in Kanopy and fill out a request form to have the film added to the collection.

Databases

Do you have questions about using databases? Check out our video tutorials.

To get a shareable link when using an EBSCO or ProQuest database:

1. Navigate to the article, ebook, or other library resource that you would like students to access using the library databases.

2. Locate the document URL (ProQuest) or permalink (EBSCO). DO NOT just copy the URL in the address bar (stable URLs/permalinks are in different places in different databases; for help locating email referencedesk@champlain.edu)

3. Copy and paste the URL into Canvas, an email, or anywhere else you'd like to link to library resources.

The EBSCO permalink is in the right-side menu:

EBSCO database results page with the word "permalink" highlighted

The ProQuest document URL is located at the bottom of the details page for an article:

ProQuest document URL example

To get a shareable link when using JSTOR, Gale/Infotrac, or other databases:

1. Navigate to the article, ebook, or other library resource that you would like students to access using the library databases.

2. Locate the stable URL or permalink. DO NOT just copy the URL in the address bar (stable URLs/permalinks are in different places in different databases; for help locating it email referencedesk@champlain.edu)

3. Use the link creator to enhance the URL for off-campus access.

4. Paste the new enhanced URL into Canvas, an email, or anywhere else you'd like to link to library resources.

Stable links in JSTOR are not labeled. They can be found below the article information:

JSTOR article information with the stable link highlighted