Generally, folks prefer to link to articles, but here are a few ways you can use journals in your courses:
Ask your students to gather research from a particular journal (or journals) that are impactful / important in your discipline.
Have students review key journals to get a better idea of the writing style / requirements of the discipline.
Create an assignment where students assess one issue from different viewpoints, using journals from multiple disciplines.
Need to limit the scope of a research assignment? Choose a particular issue of a journal and ask students to choose their topic from that issue.
Why use the library's journal links?
Some journals may have public websites, but the library links will give you greater coverage. For example, you can't access a 2001 article from Nature's website without paying for it. However, the library's online coverage goes back to 1990.
The linking method we describe below actually provides you with a link to all database coverage for a specific journal, meaning:
You (and your students) can pick the best database dependent on the date range you're looking for.
If a database is down, you can see which other databases provide access.
How do I find journal links?
From the library homepage, go to Journal / Newspaper Titles
Enter the name of the journal and hit Enter (or click the magnifying glass icon)
If your journal is in the search results, click the journal title
Click Permalink / URL
Click Copy the permalink to clipboard!
How do I add journal links to Blackboard?
Once you've copied your link, head to Blackboard
In Blackboard, head to Build Content > Web Link
Enter the journal title in the Name field, and paste the URL in the URL field