The Gateway Library has many resources available to faculty and students why not make the most of them?
Instructors can find required or supplemental readings in both scholarly and popular publications to share with their students to enhance their lesson plans. Students will be connected directly to the article and the tools made available within many of database interfaces including: accessible feature such text to audio, information management tools, and citation tools to help students properly cite the articles they use in which they found or were referred to in the databases.
Step 2 below is where you would add a permanent url to Gateway database articles or eBooks.
From Create a Web Link from Blackboard Help:
You can embed a web link so it appears as a standalone piece of content alongside other materials. For example, you can add a link to a website with the required reading you list in the syllabus.
Be sure Edit Mode is ON so you can access all of the instructor's functions.
Drag files from your computer to the "hot spot" in the Attach Files area. If your browser allows, you can also drag a folder of files. The files may upload individually. If the browser doesn't allow you to submit the web link after you upload a folder, select Do not attach in the folder's row to remove it. You can drag the files individually and submit again.
You won't be able to drag files to upload if your institution uses an older version of Blackboard Learn.
You can use the file name or provide another name for the file.
Link to the Blackboard Ultra Help page: Link to Websites
On the Course Content page, you can add a link to a website you want students to access alongside other materials. For example, you can add a link to a website with the required reading listed in your syllabus.
Select the plus sign wherever you want to add the website information. In the menu, select Create to open the Create Item panel. Select Link. You can also expand or create a folder or learning module and add the link.
In the New Link panel, type a name and optional description. If you don't add a name for the link, New Link and the date appear to students on the Course Content page. Paste or type the URL and select the globe icon to preview the website. The link is hidden from students until you decide to show it. Select the visibility to change it. Select Save when you're finished.