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LibGuides 2.0 Toolkit: Adding Content

Key Terms

Boxes

  • Standard - used most of the time, general boxes contain text, links, databases, books, etc.
  • Tabbed - similar to standard, except you can create multiple tabs within the box. This makes it possible to add more content without making your users scroll far down the page.
  • Gallery - displays images which rotate within the box
Assets

  • databases - mostly subscription/paid resources. Also includes some library catalogs and free
  • links - any URL to a website that is NOT a database. Check the database list before adding a resource as a link.
  • Rich Text/html - simple text format
  • books - an image of the book cover, call number, and URL to the catalog record
  • RSS feeds - a web feed that publishes frequently updated information, such as blogs and news sites
  • media/widgets - Search boxes, YouTube Videos, etc.
  • polls - a list of questions for your visitors to answer

Adding Databases

STEP 1: Click Add/Reorder and select Database

STEP 2: Begin typing the name of the database you want to add. Select it from the drop down menu. 

STEP 3: At this point you may customize the database description and determine how you would like the description to be displayed. If you do not make any custom changes, the default description will appear directly beneath the item title.

STEP 4: Click Save!

Tabbed Box Example

Dictionaries provide definitions of terms, correct spellings and usage. They are a good source of keywords for searching.

Encyclopedias provide background information on concepts, events, places and people. They are a good place to start exploring a potential research topic. These encyclopedias address issues in Latino studies and race relations.

Many additional resouces for finding biographies are available on the Online Reference Materials page.

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Gallery Box Example

Standard Box Example

Links - any URL to a website that is NOT a database. Check the database list before adding a resource as a link.

Databases - mostly subscription/paid resources. Also includes some library catalogs and some open access resources

Media/Widgets - Search boxes, YouTube Videos, etc

Search for an item in libraries near you:
WorldCat.org >>

RSS Feed- a web feed that publishes frequently updated information, such as blogs and news sites. The following is a feed of new e-resources at NUL

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