Reserves and Linking Library Resources in Blackboard

Link to a Specific Book in the Library Catalog

  • Search for the item in the catalog and click on the title to open the full record.
  • Click on "Permanent Link for this title"

  • Copy and paste the URL into your course page.

Linking to Search Results

 You can create a link to a specific subset of materials by searching the Library Catalog and linking to the resulting URL. It can be a list of items by a certain author, on a certain subject, or results of a search with limiters applied.

Example 1: results list for the keyword "Educational Technology." 

Display the results and copy the existing URL into your course page.

 

Example 2: results list for a specific author. "Weber, Max"

Perform a search and copy the existing URL into your course page.

Ideas:

Linking into search results or specific books can be used in a variety of ways:

Link to search results of a topic in class to suggest:
  • Create a reading list within Blackboard
  • Focus on e-books so all students can access the same book or book chapter
  • Highlight further reading on a topic
Link to individual books:
  • Create a reading list within Blackboard
  • Focus on e-books so all students can access the same book or book chapter
  • Highlight further reading on a topic