Clark Memorial Library

Faculty Guide to Library Services

An introduction to library services for faculty.

Ask A Librarian

Contact the library by phone Phone: (740) 351- 3255

Contact the library by text Text: (740) 313-4333

Contact the library by email Email: ssulibrary@shawnee.edu

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Add Library Resources to Blackboard Courses

Adding Library Resources to a Blackboard course is very easy.  Follow these steps to add a research guide for a course (or view the video linked below).

Subject guides contains links to the best resources for your students to use.  These resources are handpicked by the subject (liaison) librarians and guide your students to scholarly literature.

1) Login to Blackboard and go to your course.
2) On the upper left side of the page, click the + icon above your course's title.
3) Click Tool Link.
4) In the Name box, type Library Resources.
5) Under Type, scroll down and select Library Resources.
6) Checkmark Available to Users.
7) Click Submit.

Please contact Janet Stewart or Josh Teeters if you need assistance adding Subject Guides to your course site.  Also, let us know if there is a particular guide or resource you would like added to a course site.

Persistent URLs and Off Campus Access

Do you need help adding links for library resources to your Blackboard Course?

Library liaisons, or the systems librarian, can help you link directly to content with persistent and proxied URLs

The library has a huge collection of electronic resources.  Persistent links take the user directly to the desired content and proxied links make the material accessible to those on campus or off campus.

A proxied link passes students who are on campus directly to the resource.  If a user is off campus, they are asked to authenticate.  One URL serves both sets of users.

You can also use the form below to create proxied URLs.

1. Copy and paste your source URL here:
2. Click Create link button below:
3. Copy and paste the resulting link into Blackboard: