There are two ways to link to a dynamically generated, up-to-date set of database results: creating a persistent link, and creating an RSS feed of your desired search results. Every database has a slightly different way of doing one or both, but the methods will likely be similar to the EBSCO and Scopus processes listed here.
Copy a Permalink in EBSCO
1. From your search results in EBSCOhost, click on the "Share" button on the right corner of the results.
2. From the drop down menu, find the "Use Permalink" section. Copy this URL.
3. Follow the instructions on the front page of this guide to copy the link into your content. The link should already include the proxy prefix.
Create an RSS feed in EBSCO
An RSS feed will be automatically updated with the latest top results, and can be read in any RSS newsreader (such as Google Reader). Most databases have an icon similar to this or this which will let the user create a personalized RSS feed of results. The below method works with EBSCO, but the process is similar across other databases.
1. From your search results in EBSCOhost, click on the "Share" button in the right corner of the results.
2. Click on the RSS icon as shown below.
3. A popup menu will appear that allows you to change updates, frequency, and other settings. When you are ready, you can click on "Save Alert" or copy and paste the RSS URL in the menu.
Here is how to create an RSS feed in Scopus:
Access the RSS Menu
1. From your search results, click the "Set Feed" button on the top menu.
Create your RSS feed
2. Name your RSS feed. Click the "Continue" button.
3. Highlight the provided URL and copy the link to your clipboard.
Paste the link into your content
4. Follow the instructions on the front page of this guide to copy the link into your Canvas content. Students will be able to read the updating RSS feed with their choice of newsreader software.