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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Linking to Library Resources

Instructions and visual examples on how to link to library resources and incorporating resources in an LMS.

How to link to items in the catalog...

Link to books, articles, journals and more

The Kathryn A. Martin Library Catalog is a gateway to our expansive digital and physical collections. Linking to an article or e-textbook is an great way to provide quick access scholarly information and resources. Linking also fast tracks students to texts and prevents confusion.

1: Find an item in the Library Catalog and click the title

The Kathryn A. Martin Library Catalog has many books and articles that can be found in our library catalog, including the fascinating and topical book  "So you want to be a librarian" 

Library Catalog entry of "So You want to be Librarian" book

2: Save the URL out of the browser bar or click Copy Link.

Once you find the item you want, you can either:

  • Copy the link in the browser bar, or,
  • Find the "Copy Link" button in the Library Record. Remember to click "Copy the Permalink to your Clipboard."

Interface view of library catalog record showing "Copy Link" option

3: Copy the link and paste it into your document or Canvas course.

Always test the link to ensure your students will have easy access to the link.