Introducing Our New Subject Guides
The Library’s subject guides have a fresh look for fall. These subject specific research guides have been completely redesigned to provide faculty, students, and other researchers with an easier and more enjoyable research experience.
Created by liaison librarians using the popular LibGuides software, these new guides include the following features:
- A tabbed design for easy navigation
- A powerful search that lets you search within the guides, Primo, or the web
- RSS and other web 2.0 functionality, so you can share and stay updated on guide content
- A consistent look and layout across all subject guides. Once you’ve used one guide, you should be able to use them all
- The capability to handle media-rich content like videos or podcasts
- Functionality that lets librarians create subject guide widgets, so content can be embedded anywhere on the web, including within UW-ACE as pictured below
- A “Help and More” section on each page that provides you with information for getting help and often contains feedback forms where you can submit your feedback about the guides
- Interactive functionality, so you can leave comments, rate resources, and more!
How can these new subject guides benefit you?
- They are a perfect starting point for your own research
- They are a great resource to recommend to students
- Interested faculty members can contact their liaison librarian if they have guide recommendations or would like similar guides created for individual courses
- Librarians can also create subject guide widgets for embedding within UW-ACE or in course web pages
The migration to these new subject guides was coordinated by the LibGuides Implementation Team led by Annie Bélanger and comprised of library staff members Rose Koebel, Esther Millar, Kathy Szigeti, and Nancy Collins.
For more information, contact:
Head, Information Services and Resources
Dana Porter Library
, Communications and Liaison Librarian
, Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
, Assistant, Library Communications and Web Development
October 21, 2010