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LibGuides Best Practices

Best practices guide authors on creating course, subject, and how do I guides.


  • Use tab names that will have meaning to your users. 
    • Consider the audience for a particular guide when using tab names. With a course guide, you might use tab names that correspond to language from a course assignment.
    • Avoid tab names that do not have meaning to users across contexts. Provide enough information that a user outside of the intended audience can understand what they may find on a page.
  • Use standard language for tab names such as Find Books, Find Articles, and Get Help. 
  • If explanatory text in the page has the same label as a tab name, make that text a link (e.g. APA style in center box on Citing Sources guide). Though, in most cases links should be assets, not links in rich text boxes.