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NYU Law Faculty are able to access many electronic resources for articles, cases, statutes, etc. This guide describes how to create links to these resources for your students in your NYU Classes page.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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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.

  1. Open Notepad (Start, All Programs, Accessories, Notepad), then minimize it.
  2. Search for your article* using the Article Citation Finder  or the Journal Title search box in the Julius Online Catalog
    1. Navigate to the article
    2. Return to this Guide and  find the resource provider under the Resource Providers tab
    3. Follow instructions for how to determine the Resource URL for that provider
    4. 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.

    2. All other resources must have one of these two prefix URLs prepended to (placed in front of) the Resource URL.
      1. Highlight this prefix URL prefix as directed in the Resource Providers List, and copy
      2. Open Notepad, place your cursor in front of the Resource URL, and paste



      Step 3 - Create Link In NYU Classes

      1. Go to your Blackboard Course, then click on
        1. Control Panel
        2. External Links
        3. External Link
      2. In the External Link Information section enter the name of your link in the name box
      3. Open Notepad, highlight your URL, copy it
      4. Go back to Blackboard and   paste into the URL box
      5. Enter a description (optional)
      6. Make sure the "Smart Text" box is checked
      7. In the Options section check "Yes" to make the External Link visible
      8. Check "Yes"  to launch the item in an external window
      9. Check "Yes" to track the number of views
      10. Choose any date restrictions on the display of this item
      11. Submit it


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