Pros: Creating a link in Canvas is one of the most effective ways to connect students to learning materials. By linking, you don't have to worry about copyright permissions or maintaining the content.
Cons: You do have to make sure you create a link that will be durable, and check periodically to ensure the link hasn't broken. If the content you are linking to is moved or taken down, you may have to find an alternative.
Linking to Library-Licensed Content