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How do I link to an ebook from my course materials in Blackboard?

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2015  |  309 Views
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The best way to make an ebook available in your Blackboard course materials is to create a permanent link to the (whole) ebook and reference it accordingly.  You would then include details of the chapter or pages you require students to refer to.  You can add any number of ebooks as long as the content is hosted on the vendor's site (eg Proquest ebrary) and is referenced accordingly.

NOTE: Do Not use the 'Permalink' hyperlinks in Summon as ebook links.  They return the user to Summon, and the length of the URLs may be problematic in accessing the resource when pasted elsewhere.

Examples of how to copy ebook links from ebook platforms:

Copying EBL ebook links:
> Go to the EBL site and select the title of interest
> Click in the browser address bar and copy the URL
>Paste the link into your course materials and include the reference to the source
eg. Fee, K. (2009). Delivering e-learning: A complete strategy for design, application and assessment.
http://www.unda.eblib.com.au.ipacez.nd.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=457572

OR

> If you are already in an EBL ebook, you will need to go to the Detail page (click This Book link from within the book to return to the Detail page) and click on the 'Cite this book' option on the top of the window
> In the Copy Citations pop up, choose Chicago or Harvard format to see the full URL within the citation. Copy the link.
>
Paste link into your course materials and include a reference to the source
eg. Fee, K. (2009). Delivering e-learning: A complete strategy for design, application and assessment.
http://UNDA.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=457572

Copying Ebrary ebook links:
> Go to the Ebrary site and sign into the Bookshelf, (follow instructions on site to set this up)
> Select title of interest and click on 'Add to my Bookshelf'
> Click on ebook title
> Click on 'Share Link to Book' button and copy link
>
Paste link into your learning materials and include reference to source
eg. Goodfellow, R. & Lea, M.R. (2008) Challenging e-learning in the university: A literacies perspective. Open University Press
http://site.ebrary.com.ipacez.nd.edu.au/lib/notredameaustralia/docDetail.action?docID=10229828

OR

> If you are already in an Ebrary ebook title
> Click on the 'Share Link' icon displayed in the top tool bar and copy the link
>
Paste link into your learning materials and include a reference to the source
eg. Goodfellow, R. & Lea, M.R. (2008) Challenging e-learning in the university: A literacies perspective. Open University Press
http://site.ebrary.com.ipacez.nd.edu.au/lib/notredameaustralia/docDetail.action?docID=10229828

Copying Nursing Made Incredibly Easy ebook links:
> Go to the Nursing Made Incredibly Easy database, select and open the required title
> Click on the 'Email Jumpstart' link located at the top of the page and either copy jumpstart URL or email link
> Paste link into your learning materials and include reference to source
eg. Byers, D. et al. (2007). ACLS review made incredibly easy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
http://ovidsp.ovid.com.ipacez.nd.edu.au/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&NEWS=N&PAGE=booktext&D=books&AN=01382799/1st_Edition/2&XPATH=/OVIDBOOK%5b1%5d/METADATA%5b1%5d/TBY%5b1%5d/AUTHORS%5b1%5d

Copying a link to a chapter in Nursing Made Incredibly Easy ebooks
> Click on the required chapter listed in the table of contents
> Click on the 'Email Jumpstart' link located at the top of the page and either copy jumpstart URL or email link
> Paste link into your learning materials and include reference to source

Copying Oxford Medical Handbook links
> Go to the Oxford Medical Handbooks database
> Right mouse click on the required title from the Handbooks A-Z list and 'Copy Shortcut'
>
Paste URL into learning materials and include reference to source
eg. Oxford handbook of anaesthesia
http://oha.oxfordonline.com.ipacez.nd.edu.au/

Copying Oxford Scholarship Online ebook links:
> Go to Oxford Scholarship Online and select & open required title
> Click on Citation Export from left hand menu
> Right mouse click on the URL and select 'Copy Link Location'
>
Paste link into your learning materials and include reference to source
eg. Beiser, F.C. (2009). Diotima's children.  Oxford University Press
http://dx.doi.org.ipacez.nd.edu.au/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.001.0001

  • NOTE: Do Not use the 'Permalink' hyperlinks in Summon for ebook links as the length of the urls may be problematic in accessing the resource 
  • Please contact your Liaison Librarian should you require further assistance
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