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Canvas and Library Resources

How to add and use library resources in Canvas using persistent links and LTIs

Ebsco Ebooks

An alternative method to using permalinks is to add a chapter of an EBSCO eBook to your Canvas course.

Note that there is a limit to the number of pages you can download. 

1. Go to the library website and click on E-book Collections

2. Search EBSCOhost E-book Collections to find an eBook

3. Select the eBook you want from the search results

4. Click on the title to display the detailed record

5. In the detailed record for the title on the left-hand side, click on the specific chapter title that you wish to download and select the download icon to the right of the chapter title to save it. 

6. Open Canvas and add the book chapter to a Canvas file where you want to share the content.

Step 5a - Select the book chapter and click the Download icon



Step 5b - Choose a section or entire chapter and click the Download PDF  

Number of Users

Follow the directions for steps 1 through 4 above.

Step 5 - After clicking on the title and displaying the detailed record, look for the field called: Concurrent User Level.

This will tell you how many copies are available for simultaneous/concurrent use or how many views of the title are available.


eBook record showing concurrent user level



This means that we have a limited number of loans per year for that title (number of loans varies by title) and unlimited simultaneous user access. A loan instance is defined as access by an individual patron within a 24-hour period that exceeds the free browse period (10 minutes) or if the user chooses to download, copy or print from the eBook. Once all loans are used up for a title, we will no longer have access to the title. Loan days renew on the anniversary of a purchase.