LibGuides are mini-websites created to simplify the navigation and instruction to relevant tools and resources in a specific subject field, topic or assignment. It is a portal to carefully selected databases, books, digital and other media content. The guide introduces students to the specific library and website resources that are useful to their research project.
LibGuides can be embedded into Blackboard and accessed by computer or mobile. The instructor provides information to the librarian, who then creates the guide.
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Do you see papers returned with poor-quality websites used as sources?
Do you suspect your students of going straight to Google and stopping there?
Do students complain of:
Not knowing where to start?
Feeling confused about how to narrow their topic?
Feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of the research process?
Having anxiety about choosing from a multitude of library resources? (Dawn Ensllem, McKillop Library)
Libguides structure student engagement with information. It offers training and modeling of research strategies, and gives researchers starters for beginning the discovery process. Libguides reduces the information overload that researchers may experience from using only the library's website. Students are given access to quality multimedia resources. They are given greater confidence to conduct research.
Curleen Elliott MLIS
OER, Serials, LibGuides, Instruction
We started using LibGuides Fall 2016. Here are a couple of examples:
SUBJECT FIELD GUIDES