Library Services for Faculty and Colleagues

What is Leganto?

Leganto is a course reading list solution that allows us to incorporate our Search Everything system into Canvas. This add-on module will enable faculty and course developers to search for library readings and sources, add them to reading lists and make reading assignments without leaving Canvas. We're launching a pilot program this upcoming March session in hopes of rolling it out to all programs in the future. If you are interested in integrating Leganto into your course, please get in touch with our systems librarian, Michael Chiles, at [email protected].

Use Library-Licensed Materials

Disclaimer! The content of this page is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

Policies

The documents below outline our policies on using our library-licensed materials in the courses. In short, redistributing library electronic sources, such as PDF copies of journal articles, by making copies, emailing them or posting them online (even in courses) is not permitted by our license agreements with vendors. Most license agreements do not grant unrestricted rights to download and re-post content on a local host (e.g., Canvas, locally developed databases, etc.). Therefore, linking to materials via the vendor-provided persistent link (also known as a permalink) is advised. Review the instructions below for information on how to find permalinks.

Copyright Law

For general information about copyright law, the following websites can be of assistance.

Find and Share Permalinks

Search Everything Permalinks

The Search Everything box on the library homepage searches all library databases at once. The image below highlights where to find permalinks in this search system. From the search results page, select the Permalink (chain link) icon next to the title of the article. A pop-up box will appear below the citation information with the permalink. You can select Copy the Permalink to Clipboard to copy and paste it into your document.

CINAHL Permalinks

The image below highlights where to find permalinks in the CINAHL or Medline Complete databases. After you select the title of the article from the search results page, locate the Tools menu to the right of the page, and select Permalink. A pop-up box will appear above the title of the article with the permalink.

OVID Permalinks

The image below highlights where to find permalinks in the OVID database. After you select the title of the article from the search results page, locate the Tools menu to the right of the page, and select Email Jumpstart. The link in the Email Jumpstart pop-up box is the permalink.

ProQuest Permalinks

The image below highlights where to find permalinks in the ProQuest databases. After you select the title of the article from the search results page, you can go to Abstract/Details in the left-hand navigation menu to open the detailed record. The link next to Document URL at the bottom of the page is the permalink.

Databases with Browser URL Permalinks

In the following databases, the browser URL is the permalink:

  • Science Direct
  • Wiley
  • DOAJ

You can find the browser URL at the top of your browser window as shown in the image below.

Learn Reading List Basics

Learn how to manage your course reading list with the Ex Libris video series below.