Faculty Resources: Chester Fritz Library

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Article Links in Blackboard

Article links in BLACKBOARD must have 2 things:

  1. A Permanent Link (also called a Permalink)
  2. An EZproxy Prefix

When Blackboard links have these two things, students will be prompted to log in with UND Credentials for off-campus access to the articles, and the library will be able to record usage of your departmental journals. All* databases and links are available from the Chester Fritz Library webpage at https://library.UND.edu. For more information, please contact your Subject Librarian or Ask a Librarian at 701-777-4629.

*Note: Medical Library faculty should Ask a Librarian at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at 701-777-3993.

1) Find a Permanent Link for the Article

Databases such as JSTOR and SAGE have Permalinks for their PDF article URLs like in the examples below:

Databases without Permalink URLs 

(e.g., Chester Fritz Library Articles Search, EBSCOhost databases) do not have Permalinks as the URL but do have permalinks in other locations.

The Chester Fritz Library's Articles search results list provides a Permalink for each result (Click on Details; then Actions):

Article result

Permalink URL opens in new window for you to copy & paste it:

Article result with Permalink displayed


EBSCOhost Permalink:

EBSCOhost databases - permalink location

2) Check the prefix

If EZproxy begins your permanent link, you already have a Blackboard link (i.e., https://ezproxy.lib.... ).
(All Ebsco databases supply the EZproxy in the Permalink.)

Otherwise, add the EZproxy prefix to the Permalink by going to Quick Links, then Linking to Articles:

  1. Enter a Permalink in the Stable URL box (by Green Arrow) 
  2. Check the box if specifically for Blackboard 
  3. Click GO 
  4. Copy and paste the resulting URL into Blackboard (by the Orange Arrow)

Information on permalinks from: https://library.und.edu/computing/permalinks.php