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Blackboard - Integrating Library Collections and Services

Learn how to integrate library collections, subject guides, and research assistance into your Blackboard Learn course!

Embed the library in your Blackboard course

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Linking to library resources such as full-text articles, databases, and subject research guides within Blackboard is a great way to encourage your students to use the high quality information resources offered by the library! This guide is designed to show you how easy it is to integrate these resources in your Blackboard course. Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the instructions/tips presented in this guide. 

Ask-A-Librarian 24/7 Reference Service

The Ask-A-Librarian service provides students with 24/7 access to live help from a librarian.The librarians on duty can provide research consultations and help accessing and using research databases to search for books and articles.

Use the following URL when linking to this service: 

STEP 1: Click the Plus (+) Sign. Make sure edit mode is toggled ON

STEP 2: Select "Web Link"

Image showing selection of web link tool


STEP 3: Fill in the Name (choose whatever you'd like that would make sense to your students) and URL (

Image showing addition of link name and URL

STEP 4: Click and drag the left arrow to drag and drop to where you would like to place the link

Image showing dragging new link into desired position on the course menu


STEP 5: Select the "Action Link" on the right and choose "Select Link to Open in a New Window"