Introduction to LibGuides
Welcome! The purpose of this guide is to show you how to create a research guide for Advanced Legal Research using LibGuides. This guide will introduce you to the various features of LibGuides, provide a template that your research guide should follow, and offer some tips on how to best create content in LibGuides. If at any point in creating your guide you have any questions, please feel free to contact Austin Williams at email@example.com.
Creating a New Guide
To create and edit your guide, go to http://libguides.law.gsu.edu and click on the Admin sign-n link in upper right-hand corner of the page to sign in.
Once you've signed in, you'll see the LibGuides administration home page. Creating a new guide here is easy - all you have to do is select "Create a new guide." The box below will appear after you select "Create New Guide."
When you create your guide, select to "start fresh" without a template. Include the title of your guide along with a description that reads as follows: "A bibliography created for 'insert professor's name' Advanced Legal Research class."
The Command Bar
Moving around and changing elements in LibGuides is done by the orange Command Bar at the top of the page.
Most of what you'll need on the command bar is under "Add/Edit Pages," as illustrated in other parts of this guide. You can also use the command bar to go back to the home page, preview what your guide will look like when published, and, finally, publish your guide. You can also access the LibGuides help system via the command bar.
One thing you will want to do just after creating the guide will be click on "Guide Settings" in the command bar and edit your Guide Information and Co-Editors.
When you click on "Change Guide Information, the box below will appear. You should click on the tab that says "Subject Associations" and select "Advanced Legal Research," along with any other subject associaitons that might be relevant to your guide. You should also click on the tab labeled "Assigned Tags" and select "Advanced Legal Research." (After you finish with your guide you will be able to come back to this function and change the status under "Basic Settings" to "Published" and created a Friendly URL.
When you click on "Co-Owners, Editors & Collaborators," the box below will appear. Under the "Editors" drop down, select "Williams, Austin" and "Butler, Meg." Doing this will enable Prof. Butler and Reference Librarian Austin Williams to access your LibGuide if you have questions about the look and functionality of your guide.