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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 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 PSYC 5058 Research Methods in Applied Psychology Course Guide.

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."


Library pages that may be useful to your students

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