Provide your students with direct online access to course-related library resources by embedding links to these resource within your Blackboard course site. Possible library resources include:
Librarians can also provide research assistance and instruction through Blackboard. Consider some of the following options:
For more information on including library resources in your Blackboard course, please feel free to contact a librarian about this option of integrating library resources and services into your course site. See the box, titled, How to embed a library LibGuide in Blackboard by Ohio University.
You can set up the ‘Library Links’ function in Google Scholar so that it will recognize when the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library has subscribed access to an article and provides a “Find Full Text” article link.
Directions for Embedding LibGuides into Blackboard
1. Navigate to the content area where you want to add a LibGuide. In the content area, hover over Tools in the menu at the top and select Library Research Guides.
2. Enter the Name of the guide and any other necessary information. Click Submit. (Note: The title you type cannot contain an apostrophe.)
3. Click on the link you created.
4. In the LibGuides Site drop-down, select UofL Libraries. In the Content Type drop-down, select Full LibGuide. In the Guide drop-down, select the guide you want to embed. (Leave Guide Page blank unless you want to choose a landing page other than the home page.) Click Embed Content.
5. You will see an icon indicating your success embedding the module. To see what the embedded guide will look like for students, go back to the Blackboard shell and enter Student Preview.
6. In Student Preview, navigate to the content area where you added the guide, then click on the guide. You'll be taken to the guide embedded in Blackboard. This is what students will see when they click the guide.
(To view these step-by-step directions with pictures of the process, view the Directions with Pictures document to the right.)
What if you could lead your students to library databases and resources without them leaving Blackboard? The Lyman Beecher Brooks Library has made it possible to embed material from the library's website directly into Blackboard. You can embed an entire guide or a single box from the library’s site. Ohio University has made an excellent video with instructions. If you have any problems, contact one of your Librarians at Norfolk State University.