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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 Nexis Uni

Follow these steps to create persistent links to materials in the Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis/Nexis Academic) database:

  1. Open Nexis Uni from the Library Databases page.
  2. Search for an article or topic. 
  3. Click on an item in the results list. 
  4. On the far right, you will see Actions link. Click the link. Then click on the Link to this page.
  5. In the pop-up box, copy the page URL. 
  6. Paste the Nexis Uni link into a text editor.
  7. Add the remote access prefix (http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=) before the Nexis Uni URL.
  8. Paste the full URL (prefix plus database URL) in your Blackboard course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link:

http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=https://advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/ab88e6be-c3e2-4a0b-8ade-0edf18a8e792/?context=1516831

image showing how to find an article persistent link in Nexis Uni