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Linking to Library Resources in Blackboard

This faculty-oriented guide provides directions on how to link to library online resources in your Blackboard course. It includes detailed directions on how to create persistent links to content in the library's article databases.

Persistent Linking Instructions for the CIAO database

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in the CIAO database:

  1. Open CIAO from the Library Databases page.
  2. Find an article on your topic.
  3. Click on an article title to pull up the complete article record (including full text if available).
  4. Copy the URL in the browser window.
  5. Open a text editor and paste the CIAO URL.  Add the remote access prefix ( before the CIAO URL.
  6. Paste the complete URL in your Blackboard course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link:

CIAO persistent link