If you want students to use articles or e-books from the library's resources, you have two options:
Having students look the citation up themselves is perfectly reasonable, and is good practice for them. However, there may be reasons you wish to link directly to articles.
When you find an article online in the library's databases, just copy-pasting the URL into Blackboard won't usually work.
Instead, you need to take two steps, both of which are pretty easy:
Once you have the durable URL described in the steps at right, it's easy to place it in Blackboard:
Then, just add the link to the URL field that pops up and assign it to a spot within your class pages!
The first step to adding a link to an article is to find the permanent link. For most databases, it will be somewhere near the Full Text options or in a collection of tools in the article record. They may look like any of the below.
From any EBSCOhost database: Tools menu
For each article, clicking these buttons will provide you with the necessary URL to direct students to the resource.
The library uses EZProxy to authenticate students from off campus. Most of these articles and e-books won't work off campus without a proxy link in front of them. Some, but not all, databases will add the proxy to permanent links automatically...but you'll still need to check and see.
Fortunately, getting the proxy link is easy. To the front of the permalink URL, just add:
For example, if a database gave you the permalink:
You'd simply add the proxy code to the front to get:
If you would like your students to read an ILL article that you borrowed, your students will also need to request the article. Provide the citation for the article and ask them to request it through ILL or the DIC.