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Library Databases & Canvas

Content from the Library's research databases can be added to Canvas course pages, either by embedding with the Canvas LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) tool or by posting direct links. This allows instructors to share articles, eBooks, streaming videos, and other resources with students.

For assistance with adding database content to Canvas, contact MCC Canvas Support at canvas@mccneb.edu or 531-MCC-2834.

For all other database-related questions, contact a campus library.

  • LTI: EBSCO databases
  • LTI: Other databases
  • Database links
  • Video links

Follow these instructions to embed records from an EBSCOhost database (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, eBooks, etc.) or Discovery (see What's Included in Discovery?).

  1. Click Add item (plus symbol) to add an item to your module.
    Add item

  2. Use the drop-down list to select External Tool.
    External tool

  3. Select your library database from the available list of external tools.
    Select a library database

  4. Once selected, you will see the search interface for the database. (Note the scroll bar on the right. Scrolling down can reveal other advanced search options.)
    Database search screen

  5. Results may include articles from academic journals, news sources, streaming videos, and other sources.
    Results screen

  6. Before linking to a record, click on the title and read the copyright statement at the very bottom of the screen. Some publishers do not allow linking to their content as assigned course material. If so, please do not link it. See the following copyright notice from Harvard Business Review.
    Harvard Business Review copyright notice
    Other publishers allow linking. See the copyright notice from Newsweek, which does not expressly forbid it.
    Newsweek copyright notice

  7. Once you have selected your content, you can use the +Add button to embed the content into your module.
    Add button

  8. Click the Add Item button and then publish the item to finalize adding it to the module.
    Add item

  9. The added content is now available in the module for students.
    Database record

Follow these instructions to embed records from the following databases: Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Films on Demand, Gale eBooks, Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature LitFinder, and World Religions.

  1. While in Rich Content Editor, select Tools > Apps > View All (or use the Apps shortcut in the toolbar).
    View All

  2. Scroll to select a database from the list or use the search function to filter the list.
    Database list

  3. Once selected, you will see the database search interface.
    Search screen

  4. Results may include articles, news sources, and other content.
    Add item

  5. Once you have selected the record you would like to embed into Canvas, use the Embed Document button to insert it.
    Embed Document

  6. Save and Publish your item for the library database content to be viewable by your students.
    Save

Follow these instructions to generate a link for a database record. The link will include the Library's proxy server coding for off-campus access.

EBSCO

To generate a permalink in Discovery, EBSCO eBooks, or an EBSCOhost database, click Permalink on the tools menu on the far right. The permalink will appear above the title.

EBSCO permalink

Nexis Uni

  1. Go to the right of the title and click Actions > Link to this page.
    Link to this page
  2. The URL will display in a pop-up window. Preface it with the Library's proxy server coding. See the following example:
    • Record URL: https://advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/2eccb4c4-73e9-4be9-be09-54816b488d48/?context=1516831
    • Library proxy server coding: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=
    • Final URL: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=https://advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/2eccb4c4-73e9-4be9-be09-54816b488d48/?context=1516831
    URL

Oxford English Dictionary

  1. Copy the URL in your browser's address bar. It is only necessary to copy it up and including the entry number.
  2. Preface the URL with the Library's proxys server coding to allow off-campus access. See the following example:
    • Record URL: https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/163158
    • Library proxy server coding: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=
    • Final URL: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/163158
URL

Statista

  1. Copy the URL in your browser's address bar.
  2. Preface the URL with the Library's proxys server coding to allow off-campus access. See the following example:
    • Record URL: https://www.statista.com/topics/871/online-shopping/
    • Library proxy server coding: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=
    • Completed URL: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=https://www.statista.com/topics/871/online-shopping/
URL

Wall Street Journal

Click All Options on the far right.

All Options

The URL will display in a pop-up window.

URL

Women & Social Movements in the United States

Click Embed/Link. The URL will display in a pop-up window.

Embed/Link and URL

Follow these instructions to generate a link or embed code for a streaming video. The link or embed code will include the Library's proxy server coding for off-campus access.

To embed a video in Canvas:

  1. Copy the video embed code
  2. Add a New Page, Module or Assignment in Canvas
  3. Click the HTML Editor at the top right of the screen
  4. Past the embed code in the HTML Editor
  5. Click Save

Digital Theatre+

Embedding is not available. To link a video:

  1. Open the video, then copy the URL in your browser's address bar.
  2. Preface the URL with the Library's proxy server coding to allow off-campus access. See the following example:
    • Video URL: https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com/content/productions/uncle-vanya
    • Library proxy server coding: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=
    • Final URL: https://login.ezproxy.mccneb.edu/login?url=https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com/content/productions/uncle-vanya
URL

Film Platform

Embedding is not available. To link a video:

Click the paperclip (share video) icon on the video page.

Paperclip icon

The URL will display in a pop-up window.

URL

Films on Demand

To embed or link a video, click Share on the video page, then select Embed/Link in the pop-up window.

Share

Kanopy

To embed or link a video, click the Share button on the video page and then scroll down and select either Share or Embed.

Share

Microsoft Stream

Embedding is not available. To link a video, click Share on the video page.

Share

The URL will display in a pop-up window.

URL