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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard - A Guide for Faculty

What is a Research Guide and why would I link to it?

Research Guides are user-friendly, discipline-specific research guides that will point you to the best resources and research techniques for your area of study. This is a typical research guide using the Springshare platform. The UC Research Guides home page lists all guides created so far at UC Libraries.

If you would like a Research Guide developed for a course, contact your subject librarian.

Linking to existing Research Guides is a convenient way for your students to access subject- or course-specific information from your Blackboard course. For example, if you are teaching a psychology course, , you may want to link to the Psychology - Resources & Services Guide as a general resource. If a librarian has created a course/assignment-specific guide for your class, linking to the guide provides direct access to specific resources and possibly techniques and tips related to the assignment. See, for example, the AEEM 9072: AERO Graduate Seminar Course Guide.

Popular Research Guides

Add a link to a CampusGuide

Linking to a CampusGuide is similar to linking to a library page: just copy the URL and add it to your course following the directions in the box on the left of this page.


Add a link to a library Web page

  • Log into your Blackboard account and navigate to your course.
  • Click the button for the course component where you want to add links, for example, "Learning Modules."
  • Position your mouse over the "Build Content" menu and click on the “Web Link” option.

  • Enter requested information.
  • Click on "Submit."


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