The best way to add an article to your Canvas course is to link to the article using a permalink, or permanent link. It is better to link to an article rather than upload a PDF because linking to an article allows the library to record use counts for our subscriptions.
Below are instructions for finding permanent links to articles from several of our top database hosts.
Open the Actions drop-down menu from the View It or Details tabs under the article
Click Permalink in the tools menu on an article’s record page.
Copy the Stable URL from the article record. To allow off-campus access, add the library's proxy information to the beginning of the URL.
Under the More Information link there is a Permalink for the database. (This permalink includes the library's proxy prefix that makes it possible for off-campus users to sign-in before using the database.)
Copy this permalink and reuse in Canvas
Adding an External URL in Canvas
On your module page, click the + to add a new item
In the box that opens, use the drop-down box to select to add an external URL
Paste the permalink URL from the OU Libraries databases list