Working with Digital Resources

Adding Digital Resources to Blackboard (BB)

Many of the Library’s digital resource collections permit a user to place content links from the resource directly into BB, word documents or presentations. In this way, faculty can build reading lists for their courses where the documents can be easily accessed by students, or link to video/audio content to support in-class or online lectures.

Resources available for linking include: articles, videos, and audio files as well as company reports and profiles.

Creating Alerts and RSS Feeds within Library Digital Resources

A Search Alert or RSS Feed is set up to deliver the results for the last search performed either on the Advanced or Basic Search Screen.

  • Alerts/RSS Feeds within EBSCO digital resource collections
    1. Create a personal account within EBSCO. This will permit you to modify your Alerts/Feeds.
    2. Generate a search that brings you to the material you require.
      1. Choose Search history to view your searches for this login session.
      2. Choose Save Searches/Alerts from the tool bar above the results.
      3. Log in to your account to create your Alert.
      4. Follow the instructions for setting up setting up an Alert, or saving the search.
      5. If you choose to set up an Alert, you will also see the option to create an RSS feed. Select No e-mail (RSS only) and Save to generate the feed link.
  • Alerts/RSS Feeds within Proquest digital resource collections
    1. Generate a search that brings you to the material you require.
    2. Click Save search/alert below the search bar and select either Create Alert or Create an RSS Feed.
    3. Follow the instructions carefully. If you are creating an Alert, choose how often it will run, a date for it to expire, and enter a valid email address.
  • Alerts/RSS Feeds within Gale digital resource collections
    1. Generate a search that brings you to the material you require.
    2. From the side bar, select Create a Search Alert.
    3. Follow the instructions given. To create an alert, enter your email in the box provided. Choose how often your Alert will run and a date for it to expire. For an RSS Feed, cut and paste the Feed address into your Feed reader.

Note: In order to view a document off campus you must have a Library account.

Tips on how to use General Digital Resource Collections

Tips on how to use Specialized Digital Resource Collections

Tips on how to use Video Digital Resource Collections

Tips on how to use Ebook Digital Resource Collections