What is a Research Guide?

Research Guides are responsive Guides & Tutorials with easy multi-media support.

Create a Research Guide
  1. Navigate to the Research Guides tile on your dashboard
  2. Click ADD NEW
  3. Add a title to your Research Guide

4. Select a guide type

  • You can specify course, subject, or topic as the type, or leave it as the default to create a general Research Guide

5. Tag your Research Guide with any relevant subjects from the ’Subject’ menu

  • This will allow your users to more easily find your Research Guide

  • To choose more than one subject, hold down the CTRL (Windows) or COMMAND (Mac) key while making your selection

6. Add a name for the Tab

  • Tabs act like expandable folders which can contain one or many Blocks

7. Provide a name for the first Block 

8. Add the content to be contained in the block using the ’Body’ WYSIWYG editor

9. To add another Block to this tab, click on the grey ADD ANOTHER ITEM button just below the block you just created.

  • Repeat steps 7-9, adding as many Blocks of content to this Tab as required.

  • Blocks can be reordered by dragging them up or down, by the four-way arrow icon to the left of the Block

10. To create a new Tab, click the bottommost ADD ANOTHER ITEM button 

  • Repeat steps 6-10 as required.

  • Tabs can be reordered just like Blocks, by dragging them upwards or down by the four-way arrow icon to the left of the Tab

11. Once all of your Tabs and Blocks have been created and organized as needed, click SAVE to finish

Edit a Research Guide
  1. Navigate to the Research Guides tile on your dashboard
  2. Click Edit to the right of the Research Guide listing

3. Make any necessary edits to the Research Guide

4. Click SAVE to apply your edits

Delete a Research Guide
  1. Navigate to the Research Guides tile on your dashboard
  2. Click Delete to the right of the Research Guide listing
  3. Click DELETE to confirm the removal the Research Guide

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Examples

Check out how the Stacks Community is using Research Guides:

Methodist College 'Faculty Library Information'

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