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Services for Faculty

This guide explains library services available to faculty such as, checking out materials, requesting library instruction, course reserves, and other helpful information.

What are Research Guides?

The MCC Library's Research Guides are the latest in providing our online information and resources.  Instead of linking to a specific library webpage, you will locate a guide for the information you want to show your students.  The Research Guides cover help with research (including video tutorials), library services, A to Z lists, and subject based resources (databases, journals and magazines, books, websites, search tips). 

How to Find a Research Guide URL

To locate a URL for a Research Guide:

1.  Click on the Research Guides tab in the Discovery Search box.

screenshot of library home page and Discovery Search

2.  Once you've located a guide you wish to use, copy the URL.  If you are in the list view, you can right click on the guide title and copy the link.  If the guide is open, copy the URL that is under the guide title and heading.  

Screenshot of list of research guides and how to copy link address. Screenshot showing location of URL for research guides.

How to Link to Library Content

You may add a link to a library resource in either the course menu or within a content area.

Course Menu:

1.  Make sure the Edit Mode is set to "On."

2.  Click the plus sign and select "Web Link."

Screenshot of course menu page in Blackboard

3.  In the form that opens, type a name for your link, copy and paste the URL you want to use, check the "Available to Users" box, and Submit.

4.  After refreshing the page, you can drag the link to any position on course menu. 

5.  Click on the drop down next to the link to direct it to open in a new window.  This will allow the student to navigate the library content and keep their course content easily accessible.

Content Area

1.  Open a content area, and in the “Build Content” menu, select “Web Link.”

Screenshot of Content Area page in Blackboard

2.  In the form that opens, type a name for your link, paste in the URL, add a description.  Be sure to direct the link to open in a new window.  This will allow the student to work with the library content as well as navigate their course content.  Select other options as desired and Submit.