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Faculty Resources and Services: Integrating Library Materials in Bb

Learn about library resources and how to use them to improve your teaching.

Copyright Concerns

When embedding material in a course, you always need to be sure to consider copyright concerns.  ANY library resources can be embedded without worrying about copyright, because these are resources the college has already paid to use. 

These resources include:

If you have questions and/or would like assistance finding library resources appropriate for your course(s), please contact the library. 

Please visit the Copyright page on this guide (see the tabs above) for the library's full FAQ about copyright concerns.

Search the Library's Catalog

Find books and DVDs in the library's online catalog by using the following search box:

If we don't have what you are looking for, we can request materials from other libraries through

Embedding Library Content in Bb

Most of the time a URL copied from the address bar of your browser will not work to retrieve the item you are trying to access. To save links to resources copy the links from the tools below and paste into a doc, then save the doc as a pdf file [Word does something to links that conflict with authentication methods, so opening a link from a doc will result in a Blackboard error screen]. 

Credo - use Page Link located at the top right of the page

Credo page link icon


Ebook Central -  To share a link to the entire Book

or to go to a particular page of the book, go to the page where you would like people to start reading and click the link icon at the top


Ebsco - select permalink from the tools menu located on the right side of the screen, and copy the link from the box that opens up

Ebsco permalink


Gale/Opposing Viewpoints - Use 'Get Link'

Kanopy - Click Share, underneath the video screen and then copy the 'Share link'

Kanopy share link button

Using Films on Demand videos in Blackboard

Find the video you would like to use in Films on Demand. Click the Share icon. Films on Demand share icon

From the box that pops up. Select the Embed/Link option and copy the Record URL

Films on Demand record url option

In Blackboard go where you would like to embed the video. Click Build Content - Create item. Enter the name you would like to use to indicate the activity. Enter your text in the box. Click the Insert/Edit link in the toolbar. In the box that pops up Paste the Record URL you copied from Films on Demand and make sure to select top Open link in New Window. Save. Change other Blackboard options and click Submit.

Blackboard insert Edit link

It will look like this to students

what Blackboard link with text looks like

Chat with a Librarian

Contact the Library

The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,  & Friday from 10AM - 5PM and Wednesday from 1PM - 8PM.

If you need help from the librarian or need to access the library resources outside of those hours let us know!

Call or text 717-728-2500 or email to make an appointment.

Remember the Learning Hub is also open with lots of great faculty and staff willing to help with tutoring, advising, and general questions.