Welcome to the duPont-Ball Library general purpose guide for integrating library materials into Canvas.
This guide includes frequently asked questions from students and faculty.
Remember, librarians can help you with your research.
Persistent links are sometimes called permalinks, permanent links, or PURLs (Persistent Universal Resource Locators). While persistent links are said to be permanent, they can change so it is wise to also include some citation information. Faculty should keep in mind that when clicking on a persistent link from off campus, students will be required to log in with their Stetson credentials. The prompt for logging in with their Stetson credentials is triggered by using the proxy prefix (described below).
Databases use different names for permalinks. For example:
Permission to access subscription library databases is determined by your computer's IP address. The IP address range for computers on-campus (including AirOrange) has been registered with our database vendors, allowing access on-campus without using an Stetson University username.
For off campus access, a proxy server prefix must be added to the front of each URL. This prefix routes your connection to that URL through the Stetson University proxy server, and after entering your username and password, it authenticates your computer as part of the Stetson University community.
How to prepend the proxy server information? Simply copy and paste this prefix to the front of the original URL. https://stetson.idm.oclc.org/login?url=
Frequently, faculty may wish to point students directly to a specific database or journal for homework or a research project.
Use permalinks in EBSCO databases. The URL in the address bar is built in a way that is impermanent, so do not use that link.Look for permalink under Tools:
Copy the link that appears above the title:
Copy the link at the top of the box.
JSTOR provides Stable URLs but they do not include the library's proxy information.