This month we have been promoting December’s Resource of the Month – our new Library Help Guides. These are also known as Libguides and are widely used by librarians across the UK and worldwide to curate library collections and share information to support teaching and learning.
The guides showcase the library resources, and are intended to be an easily accessible portal for students to find library resources easily and quickly. They help guide library users through a sometimes bewildering range of resources. We have embedded video help, guides and worksheets to help students select the best resource for their task. We provide direct links to our catalogue so students can view real-time availability of books on the shelf, or directly access our E-Books.
Our expert Libguide librarians have created a template so information on different subjects is presented in a standard format, making it easier for students to switch between subjects. Each subject page has a Getting Started tab with useful links and library news. Students can then click on the tabs to find subject specific information like key books and e-books with links to the catalogue, course reading lists, links to key databases and guides on how to use them, help on using journals in their research, finding articles and evaluating the results, and study skills resources.
We’re interested in any feedback, and collaborations with students and teaching staff. Please get in touch with any comments!