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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 Ebook Central

Follow these steps to create persistent links to ebooks in Ebook Central (ebrary) :

  1. Open Ebook Central from the Library Databases page.
  2. Find an ebook you want to use.
  3. Click on an ebook title to pull up the complete ebook record.
  4. Click on Share Link to Book on the left side of the screen.
  5. Copy the URL in the Copy Link box. 
  6. Paste in a text editor and then add the remote access prefix (http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=) before the Ebook Central URL.
  7. Paste the URL in your Blackboard course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link:

http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/stmarytx-ebooks/detail.action?docID=416424

image showing Ebook Central's Copy Link box