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UA LibGuides Author Guide: G&BP: Tabs

Best practices, guidelines, training, and support for UA LibGuides authors.

Tabs: General

What the Guidelines & Best Practices Say

  • Tabs (Top-level pages) are limited to one row. 
  • Subpages should be used judiciously.  
    • Subpages should be organized under your main header tabs, and accessed via drop-down menus.
  • If you have too many top-row tabs to fit as one row, then re-organize your content. Subpages should easily & logically fit into your organizational schema (e.g., re-naming of top-level tabs, possible combining of multiple pages into one, etc.).

"LibGuides Guidelines and Best Practices," p. 5

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Tabs: Naming and Order

What the Guidelines & Best Practices Say

  • Tab names should be concise and descriptive. Use the fewest words possible. 
  • Tab names should use an ampersand instead of the conjunctive ‘and.’
  • “Start Here” is the first tab, and the only required tab.  
  • Important! When creating a guide, try to use the below commonly used content areas or types as top level tabs if possible.
  • When using these additional top-level tabs (as identified in the below list), please use (a) the specified names; and (b) use the tabs in the specified order.
    • Start Here
    • Articles & Databases
    • Books 
    • Websites
    • Media  (e.g., audio, video & images)
    • Statistics
    • Citation Help (if used)
  • The point is consistency of user experience.

"LibGuides Guidelines and Best Practices," p. 5

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Tabs: “Articles & Databases”

What the Guidelines & Best Practices Say

  • A drop-down Scout search option will be included in the LibGuides site search.  
  • Include no more than seven databases listed in order of relevancy.
  • Include direct links to at least three but not more than seven highly relevant journal titles if appropriate.
  • Database and resource links/URLs should be sourced from the UA LibGuides A-Z Database List.
  • When a link from the UA LibGuides A-Z Database List is added to a guide, a database description from the “More Information” field will appear in a pop-up. When adding links, authors should use the "Description” field to add course or subject-specific information.

"LibGuides Guidelines and Best Practices," pp. 5-6

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Tabs: "Books"

What the Guidelines & Best Practices Say

  • Link to eBooks instead of print books whenever possible. 
  • Using Scout searches is preferred over long lists of individual titles. 
  • Use the Syndetics cover art function when including book cover images. Small (90 px wide) cover art size is preferable.

"LibGuides Guidelines and Best Practices," p. 6

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