Guide: Add readings to myCourses

You can link directly from your course to millions of articles, book chapters and databases accessed through the Library or, if no electronic version is available, it's easy to scan and upload book chapters or journal articles!

Does the Library have an electronic version of the reading?


Check the Library catalogue for the desired reading. Do you see one of these buttons?

E-resource access buttons

If so, you have access to an e-version → Go to step 2

No e-version → Go to step 3

Link to the reading in my Courses


Permalink location in WorldCat Discovery Looking for the link? Find your e-book or article in the Library catalogue, click on the Link icon on the upper righthand side, then copy and paste the permalink into myCourses.

Not sure how to create a link in myCourses? Check out these instructions.

No e-version? You can scan and upload


Tip: Need instructions on how to upload a file to myCourses? Click hereYou can generally upload the following amounts without any payment or permission:

  • 15% of a work
  • 1 entire chapter of a book (as long as it does not total more than 20% of the book)
  • 1 entire article from a journal

All you need to do is register for a Savia account and report your scanned readings.

You can use your own scan or request one from the Library's scan request servicePlease fill out the reporting form before requesting a scan.

Follow these Optical Character Recognition (OCR) instructions to ensure that your scanned documents are accessible to students using screen readers.

Need more than the above limits? No problem!



Report your readings on Savia and the Library will seek permissions and make any necessary payments for you!

Questions? Need some help? Please contact copyright.library [at]

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