One of the IU East Campus Library’s biggest database providers, ProQuest, now can be integrated into Learning Management Systems, including Canvas. If you find that you regularly incorporate research articles from one of our ProQuest databases, such as ProQuest Central, into your courses, then there is now an easier way to link to ProQuest content from within Canvas. This new integration capability will allow students to directly access journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and newspaper reports without leaving their Canvas course environment, skipping over the hassle of linking out of the course and having to login again to access the material.
Once your Canvas account is configured to use ProQuest as an External Tool by your Canvas administrator, you will be able to search for ProQuest documents from within Canvas, select them, and embed them directly for viewing within Canvas courses and assignments or you can link out to the ProQuest article by using the assignment’s page rich text editor.
If this is something that you are interested in setting up for your courses, please contact Assistant Librarian of Access & Technical Services Beth South at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to get started. We will work with our local Canvas administrators to get this capability set up for you.