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Integrating Library Content into Blackboard for SAU Faculty: Articles & Journals

A guide for SAU faculty on how to add library e-books, articles, videos and more to your Blackboard courses

Considerations

Restricted digital distribution of multiple copies for classroom use falls into the realm of fair use. However, repeated use of the same PDF does weigh against placing it under the umbrella of fair use.

By providing your students with a URL to an article or journal title, you are picking the safest option by allowing the database vendor to handle the copyright issues.

Databases are known to change their links - even permalinks - and date coverage without advanced notice. By linking to the A-Z Find Journal page, students will always be able to find the full-text journal you are assigning. Additionally, it gives students the opportunity to practice material location and retrieval in library databases.

To access off-campus, log in to proxy.sau.edu

Adding a permalink to an online journal

1. Log in to Library Central with your network ID and password. 

2. After logging in, select A-Z in the upper right ribbon.

3. Search for your journal title, click on View It and locate the permalink option on the right hand side.

4. Copy the permalink.

5.  Open Blackboard and decide where you want to post the content.

6. Go to Build Content and click on the Web Link. Paste in the URL.

7. If your students will be accessing the article off-campus, add the proxy URL to the front of the permalink: https://proxy.sau.edu/login?url=

Adding a permalink to a journal article

1. Log in to Library Central with your network ID and password.

2. Search for the article title, click on Details and locate the permalink option on the right-hand side.

3. Copy the permalink. 

4. Open Blackboard and decide where you want to post the content.

5. Go to Build Content and click on the Web Link.  Paste in the URL.

6. If your students will be accessing the article off-campus, add the proxy URL to the front of the permalink: https://proxy.sau.edu/login?url=