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LibGuides @ UBC

What are Research Guides?

Research guides:

  • are webpages, created at UBC by librarians, student librarians, and/or other library employees using Springshare’s LibGuides platform;
  • support research by sharing important information and resources for courses, subjects, and/or research topics;
  • are starting points for students and other users as they begin research in a specific course or discipline;
  • are an important extension of librarians’ reference and information services, as they are accessible at all times and from anywhere, ensuring that users have more continuous research support; and,
  • can act as an entry point for further contact with subject librarians.

Each guide can contain 1 or more pages, so you can think of a guide as a mini-website. In addition to pages, guides consist of boxes for content, which can include text and/or assets (links, rss feeds, videos, polls, widgets, etc.).

Hierarchy: Guide > Pages/Subpages > Content Boxes > Info you add to the content box

Logging in to LibGuides

To create and edit LibGuides, login to your LibApps account by visiting the LibApps Dashboard or by using the login link at the bottom of the Guides Portal or any LibGuide. 

When logging in, you should use the CWL login option, not a LibApps account.

To request LibGuides accounts, provide the names and email addresses of new users using the Library Web Services Contact Form. Under "What can we help you with?," choose "Web Services."

Need assistance?

If you have questions or need assistance, use the Library Web Services Contact Form. Under "What can we help you with?," choose "Web Services" for any help related to LibGuides.