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LibGuides for Library Staff: For Faculty

Guidelines for faculty creating and maintaining research guides.

Links and Descriptions

Titles of links should be the article or video title. All words should be capitalized except for articles/conjunctions (e.g. a, and, the). In the description, include information about the author or a description of the content.

See examples below:

What a Link and Description Looks Like

Link Name, Link URL, and description.


To comply with copyright, use open access resources or link to articles and e-books in the research databases, rather than uploading the PDF. Instructions are available for adding links at

To see if an article is available in the databases:

  1. Put the title of the article in quotation marks in OneSearch, for example,"Beyond Terror and Denial: The Positive Psychology of Death Acceptance."
  2. Find the permanent link for the article (may be called Document URL, Permalink, Bookmark URL, Record URL) and add it to your guide, e.g. 


  • All documents added to the guide, such as Word and PDF, must be accessible.
  • Videos must be close captioned.
  • Images need ALT text.

Using the Template

Font should be normal. Minimal use of italics and bold is ok, but do not use underline or ALL CAPS. If text is underlined, it might be mistaken for a link.

When you copy the template, there are boxes for Read, Watch, Listen, Additional Resources on all pages. If you don't need one of those boxes, delete it.

Open Access Resources

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Suzanne Bernsten
Liaison to Integrated English and Science