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Resources for Online Instruction

This guide provides library resource support for faculty teaching online.

Adding Library Resources to Your Canvas Course

 Adding an FOD film to your Canvas site is easy, because Canvas "talks to  FOD already. Find your film in the database below and follow the instructions. 

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To include films from Kanopy in your Canvas course, browse to the desired film in Kanopy. Under the film, click on the Share button. 

You can then copy the sharable link or the embed code, whichever you prefer.

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To inquire about purchasing a specific Kanopy film for your course, contact Madge Boldt.

Madge Boldt

Want to embed articles directly into your Canvas course? With any of the GALE databases (ex. below), that is possible! Contact Jesse Schreier to have this plug in added to your Canvas course. 

  To include library resources from Ebsco, you will need to provide a link to the item. Be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco articles, look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

  When linking to a library eBook within your course, be sure to use the permanent URL, sometimes referred to as a "permalink."

For Ebsco eBooks (the majority of our collection), look for the permalink option either along the right or at the top of the page: 
Ebsco eBooks permalink location

For Gale eBooks, such as Short Stories for Students, use the bookmark icon along the top. 

For Infobase eBooks, such as the Bloom's series, use the Direct URL along the left: 

For Salem Press eBooks, such as the Critical Insights literature series, please contact the library for the permalink.

 It is easy to link to a Credo article or embed a topic page or Credo Reference article into your Canvas site. 

For links, simple click on the permalink button next to the search bar and add that as a url to your canvas site. 

To embed the article or topic page, you need to grab the embed code from Credo and paste it into your Canvas page. There are detailed instructions and screenshots below. 

Publication Finder

Find Journals, Magazines and eBooks

Chronicle of Higher Education

Create an account at chronicle.com:   

  1. Go to chronicle.com and click on the “Log In” link at top, right-hand side of the page or go to:  https://www.chronicle.com/account/create.
  2. Choose the “Create an Account” option.
  3. Create a free account using your Massasoit email address. You also have the option to sign up for The Chronicle's free email newsletters during the registration process.
  4. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the “The Chronicle:  Confirm your email address” email.