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Library Resources in Blackboard

Guide designed for instructors to add direct links to WCC Library electronic resources into Blackboard course site

Linking to a Specific Article

You can provide a direct link to a newspaper, magazine or journal article you find in any of the WCC research databases in Blackboard.

This page will provide you with the options available to you and how to create the link for easy access on and off campus.

To provide off campus access to research databases, articles, and   e-books you must pre-append the URL link with  ezproxy address

http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=

Add a Direct Link to an Article from a Research Database

Another option is to embed a link to a specific e-artcle from a reserach database into Blackboard.

Example 1. In Gale databases, copy the durable URL of the e-article from the research database. It can usually be found at the bottom of the article. Do not confuse this with the URL address in the web browser's address box.

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA200844418&v=2.1&u=lom_washtenawcc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=66992f14c3a51b1728eef0431bb4b7a0

Step 1: Paste this durable URL to your Blackboard course site.

Step 2: Append the Library's proxy address, http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the e-article's durable URL.

http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA200844418&v=2.1&u=lom_washtenawcc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w&asid=66992f14c3a51b1728eef0431bb4b7a0

Example 2.  In Ebsco databases, copy the permalink URL of the e-article from the research database. Do not confuse this with the URL address in the web browser's address box.

sample link for Blackboard

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=88897618&site=ehost-live

Step 1: Paste this durable URL to your Blackboard course site.

Step 2: Append the Library's proxy address, http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the e-article's durable URL.

sample link for Blackboard
http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=afh&AN=88897618&site=ehost-live

 

Link to a Specific Subject Search

You can also execute a search from a database and embed the search link into Blackboard.

1. Select a database to search

2. Execute a search

3. Depending on the database vendor, you have two options.

   a. Ebsco databases use the Permalink - copy and paste link in Blackboard. 

   b. Append Permalink with Ezproxy for off campus access http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=

   c. Gale databases use the Bookmark link - copy and paste link in Blackboard

   b. Append Bookmark link with Ezproxy for off campus access http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=

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