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Best Practices for Creating Research Guides at NVU Libraries

This guide offers tips and a template for creating libguides for NVU Libraries, with the specific intent to make all libguides accessible to every student.

Editing Process

Guide Publishing Process:

  • Only publish pages that are complete
  • Hide pages that are in-process until complete 
  • Ask at least one other person to give you feedback on the guide 
  • Review the Publishing Checklist before going live

Publishing Checklist

       This guide has been checked for:
  Fonts, colors and styles are standard
All boxes, pages and guide titles follow proper naming convention
Content adheres to editorial guidelines
Every page has a Friendly URL
Subpages are kept to a minimum
Librarian profile box is placed in the left column, below the side-navigation menu of the home page
No more than two columns used per page
Guide has been viewed on multiple devices to check responsiveness
Database and links have descriptions that are displayed below the link title
All images have alt-text descriptions
Text that was copied-and-pasted into the guide was cleared of nonstandard styling
Lists of links are kept short
Resources are ordered by relevance