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Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard Learn: Add Links to E-books

Creating Links to E-Books

The library has over 125,000 e-books from academic publishers that can be integrated in your Blackboard course. Examples for creating links to ebooks are provided below.  Want to know more about ebooks?

EBSCOhost E-books

Here's how you add links to E-books from the EBSCOhost e-book collection.

STEP 1: Search for a title, author or topic and select the one you'd like to add by clicking on the title link

EBSCO e-book search screen

STEP 2: CLick on "Permalink"

EBSCO e-book permalink example 

STEP 3: Copy permalink URL given using CTRL-C (or highlight, right-click and copy)

EBSCO e-book permalinking example

STEP 4: Adding the link to a Blackboard Course

Next, log into Blackboard, select the course, and navigate to the area where the link will be placed.  You can add a link directly on the course menu or to a content folder. If you would like to add a Web Link to a folder, you need to create the folder first and then go to the folder page before adding the link.

From the build content menu, select "Web link".

Enter a Name for the web link. This will be the title of the web link your students see. Right click on the Web Address (URL) box and select "Paste". You may use CTRL + V to paste the permalink. Fill in the optional fields if you'd like and press the submit button (bottom right).

To preview the web link to make sure the address is correct, make sure "Edit Mode" is set to OFF. Click on the title of the web link you just added.


If you are experiencing problems with our guides, please contact Janet S. Ward,, Associate Professor and Web Services Librarian.