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BSCI, CRJ, & WGST Faculty: Library Services and Research Help

for Behavioral Sciences, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Women's & Gender Studies Faculty

How do I create Canvas links to library streaming video, ebooks, and articles that work from off-campus?

URL Converter Tool:



Your Canvas links to journal articles, ebooks, and streaming videos need to include UMD library authentication in the URL for them to be accessible off-campus (students will be prompted to login with their UM-Dearborn uniquename and their Kerberos password - see Online Library Access page for more info).

How do I create links to journal articles, streaming videos, and ebooks that will work off-campus?

  1. Links that you copy Off-Campus: links for ebooks, videos and journal articles that you copy off-campus already have the library authentication in the URL. Just copy and paste the link; you don't need to use the Link Converter for these.
  2. Links that you copy On-Campus:
    1. Search the web page of the journal article, video, or e-book for a stable link
    2. If you can't find a stable link, copy the URL in your browser's address bar
    3. Paste the stable link in the URL Converter Tool box above and click Convert link 

How do I create links to databases that will work off-campus?

  • If you are on campus and copy the link to a library database, paste the database URL in the box above and click Convert link
  • If you are off campus, just copy and paste the link; you don't need to use the Link Converter for these.
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