Best practice: Add appropriate category, subject associations, and tags to your guides to allow us to call them into the main web site and other areas.
Most guides belong to no group.
Special guide groups have been created for
To give them a special look and feel, to collect them together easily, or both. Only certain LibGuides authors have permissions on these guide groups.
LibGuides has set types of guides. These replace the tags we formerly used, such as classguide, subjectguide, etc.
These categories are set by Springshare but perhaps in the future we can edit them:
Subject terms are controlled vocabulary terms designed ot match up with other areas of the website.
Before you assign your guide to someone else's subject area, it is a good idea to check with them, first.
To associate your guide with a subject:
You can remove assigned subjects by clicking the X next to any subject.
Note that it may take Research Guides up to 6 hours to update subject categories with newly-assigned guides.
Need a new subject? Contact Web Services.
Tags are free-from words or phrases that can improve the "searchability" of your guides. It is no longer necessary to limit tags to one word.
Don't replicate subject terms as tags. Instead, think of synonyms or specific terms to improve findability.
To add tags to your guide:
You can remove assigned tags by clicking the X next to any tag.
Note that it may take LibGuides up to 6 hours to update tag indexes.