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Some databases work better when you open the link a new window.



  1. Search for the journal you would like to link to.

    SU library homepageImage Modified

  2. Locate the correct journal by entering its title into the

    LinkTextJournals List

    journal locator page

  3. Click on the database name associated with the range of publication dates of interest for that particular journal.  A new window will open up to the homepage for the journal within the platform you chose – this is where students can browse available issues or search within the publication.

    journal locator search page

  4. article display page
  5. Copy the URL of this page from the address bar.

    article address bar


    You will see that the library's proxy address does not appear in the URL – the next step is to include that at the beginning of your link.

  6. In your Blackboard course, access a content area and create an Item.

  7. In the Blackboard text editor, type the desired link text into the editor.

  8. Highlight the text and click the Insert/Edit Link button.

    Bb item insert embedded link tool
  9. Another window will open up
  10. You need to copy the proxy prefix into the Link Path before the journal link:

    insert web link dialog
    1. Paste your resource link in after the proxy link.


      There should be no space between the = and the http:// of the journal link.  The full link will look like this:But you probably wont be able to see the end because of the short text box.


  11. Next to Target, select how you would like the link to open.
  12. When finished, click Insert.
    specify link target dialog
  13. You will return to the text editor page with the linked text to the journal.
    Bb item with embedded article
  14. Click Submit.