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Southworth Library Learning Commons Faculty Services: Adding Library Resources to Blackboard

A comprehensive guide to the library services and supports available to Faculty at SUNY Canton!

Linking to Articles in Library Databases

Simply follow the three steps to link journal articles in the library's full-text databases directly into your website, Powerpoint presentation, email, or Blackboard.

  • Find the persistent URL (see screenshot examaples of databases such as EBSCOhost databases, Historical New York Times, Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context )
  • Check for the Off-Campus Access Prefix http://libproxy.canton.edu/login?url=
  • Test your link! 

1. Find the persistent URL

To point your students directly to an article in database, you CANNOT simply copy and paste the URL from your browser while you are viewing an article. This URL is rarely stable. You should always look for the persistent URLs (a.k.a. stable URLs, permanent URLS, or durable URLs) provided by the database.  Listed below are directions for linking articles from major databases.

  • EBSCOhost databases: Click the article title and look for “Permalink” on the right of your screen
  • Literature Resource Center & Gale Virtual Reference Library: Click the article title and look for “Bookmark this Document”  below the title. (Off-campus prefix needed. See step #2 below.) 
     
  • Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Click the article title and look for "Bookmark" under "Tools" on the right of the page. (Off-campus prefix needed. See step #2 below.)

2. Check for the Off-Campus Access Prefix ( http://libproxy.canton.edu/login?url=)

Many databases, such as EBSCOhost, automatically add the proxy prefix (http://libproxy.canton.edu/login?url=) in their persistent URLs.  If you do not see the proxy information, you need to manually add it.

3. Always test your link before making it available to students!

Linking to Ebooks

Linking to Ebooks

You can link an ebook in SLLC's catalog directly into your website, Powerpoint presentation, email, or Blackboard.

Linking to an entire book

  • When you are viewing the book, look for the "Permalink" button on the top of the page.  This will give you a URL which you can copy/paste into your course.  It will require a SUNY Canton login for off-campus use.