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Sacred Heart University Library Newsletter for Faculty 12 (September 2017)

Library Services You Should Know About

A Service You Should Know About: Library Research Guides in Your Blackboard Course Shell

Faculty who would like their students to use the library’s resources more often will find a new tool in Blackboard that makes it easier for students to do so. Through the Libguides Tool, library Research Guides and Database lists can be embedded directly in any Blackboard course shell. Considering the amount of time students spend on Blackboard, embedding library content into courses is a natural step towards providing them a less "silo-ed" experience of higher education.

The library already has a large selection of research guides from which to choose. Faculty can select to embed a full research guide, a specific page of a guide, or even a content box. Some research guides point directly to specific resources, while others take a more pedagogical approach and incorporate essential information literacy skills. If there are guides faculty members would like see created specifically for their courses or assignments, they should contact their liaison librarian or the Instructional Design Librarian, Ula Lechtenberg (

For more information about the process of embedding, a short video is available on the library’s new Vimeo account (below -- see also as well as on the faculty page (  You can also find written instructions, linked from that page.

Faculty Files: Embedding Library Content from Sacred Heart U Library on Vimeo.