Blackboard Link Assistance

NOTICE: We are currently experiencing technical issues when users try to access online items through Discovery Search. However, online items continue to be available for searches within individual Databases.

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Library Discovery in Blackboard

Library Discovery is a tool in Blackboard that makes it easy to select and add library resources to support your courses. With Library Discovery you can:

  • Search across most library databases for articles, ebooks, and videos to find content without leaving Blackboard.
  • Limit content based on date/time, performance, or users and user groups.
  • Allow class conversations.
  • Align content items to Goals.

To add library resources within your Blackboard Course Content, click the +, select Content Market, and select the Library Discovery tool. Use the search and filter tools to find items and click the Add button to add selected content to your course.

For databases that are not searchable through Library Discovery List, follow directions for Individual Links below to locate or create your own permanent link.

Individual Links

Most library databases allow direct access to on-campus users, but require off-campus users to log in with their JagNet username and password. This login access is controlled by an EZproxy server. As a result, it is important for instructors to make sure that EZproxy is included in links to library databases or these links will not work for off-campus users. To link to a specific database or an article, ebook, image, or video within a database, you will need to see if the link contains EZproxy information, as shown in the example below:

  • Incorrect Link (only works on-campus): http://www.credoreference.com
  • Correct Link: https://ezproxy.southtexascollege.edu/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com

If the link does not contain EZproxy information, you can create a correct link by using the EZproxy Link Tool below.

EZproxy Link Tool

Paste a link in the input box below to create an EZproxy link.

Your EZproxy link has been created. You may now copy it from the input box above and paste it into a Library Discovery List or other location within Blackboard.