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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 ACM Digital Library

Note: Not all articles in the ACM Digital Library allow persistent linking. Articles with persistent links include a DOI number.

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in the ACM Digital Library database:

  1. Open the ACM Digital Library database 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. Click on the doi link in the top description box.
  5. Copy the new link in the browser URL box.
  6. Paste the URL into text editor and then add the remote access prefix (http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=) before the ACM Digital Library URL.
  7. 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=http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2538862.2538880

ACM Digital Library linking example