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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 EBSCO Databases

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in any EBSCO database:

  1. Open an EBSCO database (e.g. Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, ERIC, PsycINFO, etc.) from the Library Databases page.
  2. Find an article you want to use.
  3. Click on an article title to pull up the complete article record.
  4. Click on Permalink icon in the right-hand Tools menu.
  5. Copy the URL in the Permalink box. The Library's remote access prefix is included.
  6. Paste the URL in your Blackboard course, email message, online syllabus, etc.

Example Persistent Link:
http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=36312651&site=ehost-live&scope=site

EBSCO persistent link