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Instructor Resources: Integrating library sources into online learning

How to link database articles in your Blackboard shell

Uploading or linking to articles, videos, or eBooks from our databases is a great way to provide additional course material to your students at no cost.

Each database is slightly different in how you upload the content into your Bb course, but you essentially look for a permalink (EBSCO), get link (Gale), All Options Link (Proquest), or Share->Embed/Link (Films on Demand). Do not use the URL from the browser address bar. You must link the article from the database using a permalink or share feature. 

EBSCO Articles & eBooks:

Select the Permalink located in the right toolbar of the book/article inforamtion page. Copy & pase URL into Blackboard. 

Screenshot of EBSCO result highlighting permalink tool


Gale Databases:

Select Get Link tool from upper right toolbar. Copy and paste URL from pop up. 

Gale Academic OneFile result with red arrow pointing to get link



Select "All Options" from upper right toolbar. Click on URL to copy to clipboard.

Proquest article result with red arrow pointing to all options tool

All save options menu with red circle around the URL link


Films on Demand:

Select the share tool below the play button. Select the Embed/Link tab from the pop up. Copy the URL.

Films on Demand video player screen with red arrow pointing to share tool

red arrow pointing to embed link tool in films on demand

Credo Reference:

Research Quick Tips videos from Credo Reference - add these short videos to Bb using the Page Link tool at the top right corner of the page. Image of page link tool from Credo Reference

Building quizzes into Films on Demand Videos

You can now build quiz content right into a video from Film on Demand.

Below is a 20 min webinar that will walk you through the steps.

Contact librarian Katie Meyer if you have questions or would like a quiz built for you.