Brightspace - UCD Library guide: Books and eBooks
The aim of this guide is to demonstrate various options for linking to Library resources from Brightspace. As we are still learning about Brightspace, we welcome any feedback or questions you may have about the content, or suggestions/questions you may have about linking to our resources. Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Copyright Guide provides advice on legal requirements on the use of resources in your VLE.
Books and eBooks
It is important to link directly to OneSearch for books and ebooks. By using the permanent link you ensure that the links will not go out of date and will work off campus. See also the Off Campus FAQs for further information and assistance.
Find the item in Onesearch
Step 1 Click "Permanent Link" icon then "Copy"
Step 2 In Brightspace select "My Learning" from the top menu
Step 3 Click "Upload/Create" and then "Create a Link"
Step 4 Add a title, then paste the URL and select "Open as External Resource" and click "Create
Example (Books and eBooks)
When both a print and electronic version is available in OneSearch
When OneSearch shows that we have both an electronic and print version of a book, the permanent link will opt for the ebook. To select the print version, click on the "book" option and this will take you to the classic catalogue. Locate the persistent link at the bottom of the page, right click and copy link address. In Brightspace select "My Learning" from the top menu, Click "Upload/Create" and then "Create a Link". Add a title, then paste the URL and select "Open as External Resource", click "Create".
Example (to select a print book when both electronic and print are available)
- Last Updated: Oct 22, 2019 12:33 PM
- URL: https://libguides.ucd.ie/Brightspace
- Print Page