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LibGuides for Faculty: What are LibGuides?

Definition

 

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.

 

Need a LibGuides?

Contact Curleen Elliott MLIS  by filling out this form.



The Benefits

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. 

Ask Us About LibWizard

Here are examples of our LibWizard platform.

 

Microlearning:

Microlearning: Topics and Research Questions

 

Database Tutorial:

Housatonic Search Database Tutorial

Literature Research Center Tutorial

Librarian

Curleen Elliott MLIS

@    celliott@housatonic.edu

OER, Serials, LibGuides, Instruction

 

Examples of LibGuides

We started using LibGuides Fall 2016. Here are a couple of examples:

 

SUBJECT FIELD GUIDES

Early Childhood Education

Psychology

 

COURSE GUIDES

Entrepreneural & Small Business

BIO 105 Professor Zajdel

 

 

TOPIC GUIDE

Financial Literacy

OER 

 

HOW TO

How to Write a Research Paper

MLA Citation Guide

 

COLLECTION 

Student Success Collection

Career Collection

 

HCC LIBRARY

 

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                                                                       Guide Creator: Curleen Elliott MLIS