Linking to online articles and books from Blackboard

Caution -- For best results, use links provided by the Library.*

  1. Log onto
  2. Choose the course you want to work on
  3. Choose the area where you want to link the article or book (for example, "Course Documents")
  4. Roll your mouse over "Course Content"
  5. Look under “Create” and click "Web Link"
  6. In part 1, "Web Link Information," type a document name into the "Name" box.
    • Example: Smith 2013
  7. Paste the URL into the URL box
  8. Optional -- make any changes you want in parts 2, 3, 4, and 5
  9. In part 6, look on the far right and click "Submit"

*If the Library hasn’t already given you the links you need, email your course syllabus to A librarian will create links and send them to you.

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Prepared by Jane Rutherford
Reference and Instruction Librarian
March, 2007
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Revised by Laura Jacobi
Manager, Library Reference and Instruction Services
August, 2010
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Revised by Laura Jacobi
Manager, Library Instruction and Reference Services
August, 2013
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