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Canvas and the Library: Overview

This guide describes options for adding library resources to a Canvas course.

Integrate the library into a Canvas course. There are many options in Canvas for connecting the students with library resources, library instruction, and librarian assistance. Detailed instructions for each option are listed below. Please contact the library at, if you need any additional assistance. 

Embed an article from a Library database

Embed a library subject guide into a module

There is a library subject guide for each department at Waubonsee Community College. Some individual courses and sections also have guides highlighting resources for a specific assignment. If you would like to request a library guide for your specific course, email View the complete list of library subject guides

There are also some general guides for students:

Databases vs Internet Search Engines
Introduction to Library Research
Online Library Resources and Services

Add a librarian to a Canvas course

The Librarian role in Canvas allows access to Discussions and Messages. Librarians can assist students directly within the Canvas course. Contact an individual librarian or email, if you would like to request a librarian for your course.

Import a library instruction module

Waubonsee library instruction modules are available in the Canvas Commons. Import the module to include it in the course. To see all library modules in the Canvas Commons, search "Waubonsee Library."

Waubonsee Library: How to use the Library online

Waubonsee Library: Psychology - How to find scholarly articles for Psychology

Waubonsee Library: MLA - Citing Sources

Waubonsee Library: Using Newspapers

Waubonsee Library: Online News - Smart Reading Tactics

Waubonsee Library: Databases vs. Internet Search Engines

Embed an Alexander Street video

WCC has access to these video collections from Alexander Street Press: 

American History in Video Health and Society in Video
Art and Architecture in Video LGBT Studies in Video
Black Studies in Video Nursing Assessment in Video
Black Thought and Culture Nursing Education in Video
Business Education in Video Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000
Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video World History in Video
Environmental Studies in Video World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966
Filmakers Library Online  

Use the Alexander Street Videos database to search all the collections at once. 

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