Users skim content on websites in an F-shaped pattern. Make your guide easy to read with these tips:
Usability tests show that students are overwhelmed when websites are long and full of large, dense paragraphs of text. Keep long prose, as well as tabs, text, lists, number of pages and boxes to a minimum.
There's no magic number, but if you have more than 4 resources in a box you then consider how you can edit the content.
*Tip: Sort lists in order of importance because students tend to click on the first link.
Strive for getting the user started, not to cover the entire topic comprehensively.
Use the Book from the Catalog feature to highlight print resources. Keep in mind that many people prefer e-books, which are more accessible for a wider audience.
And remember, as with other lists, keep it short so as not to overwhelm users.