George Mason University

Library Resources for Faculty Using Blackboard

Why include library resources in Blackboard?

Your students already use Blackboard to access syllabi, assignments, etc. By adding library resources to your Blackboard course, you make it easier for students to access the resources that you expect them to use in their assignments and research, such as e-reserves, research guides, library databases, or specific books, journals, and articles.

Mason Libraries offer a variety of online resources that can be linked from Blackboard. You can also work with your department's Liaison Librarian to identify specific library resources that are useful for your students.

Library Resources for Blackboard
  • Library Links - link directly to your course's e-reserves, library databases, catalogs or other resources.
  • Embed InfoGuides - embed a course guide or subject research guide that links students to discipline-specific databases and other resources that will help them get started with research.
  • Organize! - create a Library Resources folder in your course.
  • Information Literacy - integrate library research exercises or add a librarian to your Blackboard course.

If you need assistance with any of these resources, contact the Libraries' Educational Services department for more information.