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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 ScienceDirect

Follow these steps to create persistent links to articles in ScienceDirect:

  1. Open ScienceDirect from the Library Databases page.
  2. Find an article on your topic.
  3. Click on the article title.
  4. Copy the URL in the browser bar. 
  5. Add the remote access prefix (http://blume.stmarytx.edu:2048/login?url=) before the Science Direct URL.
  6. 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://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136952661400020X

persistent link in ScienceDirect database