The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Faculty and Staff Resources

This guide assists faculty and staff with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Including materials in Blackboard

Including materials (articles, book chapters, or video) in courseware is not difficult.

  • Linking is copyright safe. 
  • Locate the article, ebook, or video file from the library resources.
  • Create a citation in your preferred format, APA, MLA, etc.
  • Find the Permalink, Persistent link, or Stable URL.

Valid permalink URLs should begin with this proxy phrase.

EBSCO Example


May, J., Williams, A., Cloke, P., & Cherry, L. (2020). Food banks and the production of scarcity. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers45(1), 208–222.

From the EBSCO results click the Permalink buttonPermalink

EBSCO ebook


Catherine Moses. (2000). Real Life in Castro’s Cuba. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

You can use thePermalinkfrom the results to open the title.
Permalink to the exact page in an ebook.

  • Open the ebook and navigate to the page, then click thePermalink
  • The permalink should end with a Page notation if you prefer a specific page to open.
  • Test the Permalink. You may need to manually change the page notation.

Embed video links

Films on Demand

Films Media Group. (2016). Islands of the monsoon—wildest IndonesiaFilms On Demand. Retrieved December 7, 2021, from

To make a permalink with Films on Demand, click on theShare Button button below the view box. 

Use the Record URL, and click the red copy link button. Copy Link

Create a free FOD account to save clips. Then you can make custom links to play a portion of a film.

Adding links in Blackboard

Within Blackboard, paste the citation and add the Permalink.

Blackboard Add Link

We recommend pasting the entire citation. (If the link fails, others will have the citation)

Paste and click, Remove Formatting

Blackboard makes DOI's into links. Highlight and select the link and click the Break Link  Break Link to remove

Select the full citation and click the Add Link Add Link  to add the Permalink

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