Step 1 - Create A Resource URL
A Resource URL is a persistent (unchanging) link to a resource, such as an article, case, statute or regulation.
- Open Notepad (Start, All Programs, Accessories, Notepad), then minimize it.
- Search for your article* using the Article Citation Finder or the Journal Title search box in the Julius Online Catalog
- Navigate to the article
- Return to this Guide and find the resource provider under the Resource Providers tab
- Follow instructions for how to determine the Resource URL for that provider
- Copy the Resource URL into Notepad
* The term article is being used in this Guide to represent any kind of document
To link to Lexis and Westlaw documents, follow the instructions in the Lexis and Westlaw tabs.
Step 2 - Prepend A Prefix URL
A Prefix URL is a URL that is placed in front of the Resource URL. It prompts off-campus users to authenticate themselves with a netid and password to enable them to follow the links you create.
- DO NOT USE THIS STEP FOR LEXIS, WESTLAW OR BLOOMBERG LAW RESOURCES
- All other resources must have one of these two prefix URLs prepended to (placed in front of) the Resource URL.
- Highlight this prefix URL prefix as directed in the Resource Providers List, and copy
- Open Notepad, place your cursor in front of the Resource URL, and paste
Step 3 - Create Link In NYU Classes
Go to your Blackboard Course, then click on
- Control Panel
- External Links
- External Link
- In the External Link Information section enter the name of your link in the name box
- Open Notepad, highlight your URL, copy it
- Go back to Blackboard and paste into the URL box
- Enter a description (optional)
- Make sure the "Smart Text" box is checked
- In the Options section check "Yes" to make the External Link visible
- Check "Yes" to launch the item in an external window
- Check "Yes" to track the number of views
- Choose any date restrictions on the display of this item
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