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Linking To Library Electronic Resources: Overview

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 Brightspace page.


On behalf of the NYU Law Library, welcome! The library and library resources are available to you and your students. You can add links to library materials into your courses - either directly in your syllabus or on Brightspace, or both. Providing links allows your students to get immediate access to course materials without having to search for it on their own. 

This guide is intended to help professors and their assistants prepare links to insert into course materials. 

General Policies & Procedures

  • Look for a free version of the resource before providing a link to a database.
  • When including a link to an eBook, link to the page in the catalog, not the resource itself (for example, a link like this, not a link to the eBook platform).
  • Most databases - aside from Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg - require adding a proxy link before the stable link to the resource to prompt students to log in with their NetID before viewing the resource.


Different resources require different links. Please use the tabs at the top of the page, or the table of contents below, to navigate to the instructions for the resource you want to create a link for. 

Subject Guide