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LibGuides Tips: Overview

Helpful tips & tricks for your everyday LibGuides use

This guide is basically an FAQ or a "how to" guide. It is obviously very much unfinished -- it's pretty time consuming to create each piece so progress is slow. Feel free to contact me with specific questions.

How are LibGuides used?

Resource Guides

Most school librarians use LibGuides as a way to organize resources for students. Below are some examples created by Monroe One Region Librarians that are designed for specific research projects:

Great Gatsby Era Research

Mrs. Smith's Plant, Animal & Water Research Guide

Earth Science Landscape Project

Anatomy and Physiology

Gourmet Cooking

Research/Instructional Tools

LibGuides are also used as instructional tools - for instance, here is a citation guide. It's not dedicated to one specific research project:

MLA 8 Citation Guide


Library Web Pages

Since LibGuides keeps library resources so neat and organized, some libraries are using LibGuides as their library web pages. Here are some examples:

NYC School Library System

Brighton Twelve Corners Middle School

Honeoye Falls-Lima High School

From the Get-Go:

Most of the information in this guide is for those librarians who are already using LibGuides. If you haven't gotten started yet, you can watch the Building a Guide Basics video. If you're not the video webinar type, you can always contact me for a personalized training session. Or, you can do both: watch the video and then contact me. Whatever works.

When you log in, you will be logged into LibApps, which is the wider platform to which LibGuides belongs. Use the blue drop down menu in the upper left to get to LibGuides.

If you do not remember your login for LibGuides, use the "Forgot Password" link. Your username will be your email address.

To get started learning how to create your guides, click the tabs at the top of the page to move through the different portions of the process. The best place to start is learning how guides are structured.

If you want to create your profile box, click here.

To see the index, click here.

LibGuide Training Session Recordings (From Springshare)

Library Media Specialist

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Liesl Toates
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Rochester, NY
(585) 383-2215