Map to links using the "Add Link" feature of LibGuides
This ensures your links are mapped to LibGuides assets that can be easily updated by the administrator
If the link you need is not already in our assets list, you can create a new link
Note: You need to give the link/asset a name so that it is discoverable by other users
Check our assets list before creating a new link
If you display a description of the link, use "Display beneath item title" or "Hover over 'info' icon"
A description is not required for every link
Do not use other display types to maintain a consistent look and feel of our guides
Make sure all items in the same list have the same display setting
Even when you use an asset previously added with another description, you can use a custom link name and description to tell guide users how the resource will meet their information needs--remember you are responsible for maintaining this content
Avoid using text links in the rich text editor
You must remember to maintain these links yourself as they cannot be easily updated by an administrator
You must follow accessibility standards when adding linked text
Limit the number of links on a guide--guide users want a curated list of the best resources for their purpose, not an exhaustive list of all the resources available
Adding Links to Your Guide
To add links, use the "Add/Reorder" drop down menu found at the bottom of any box, and select "Link."
Choose the tab that says "Reuse Existing Link," and start typing the name of the link you want to add. LibGuides will suggest links that match. Select the one you want and click "Save."
If you are not sure whether we already have the link you need as an asset, or if you are unsure of the asset's name, you can see all of our assets in the Content menu in the top navigation bar of LibGuides. Opening the Assets in a separate window can be useful when adding multiple links.
If the link you need is not already in our assets list, you can create a new link (which will be added to our assets list).
How to Edit a Link
Edit or remove a link from your guide by using the edit drop down menu next to the link you want to change.
In the edit menu you can customize your link description and name and change how the description is displayed.
Select "remove" to delete the link from your guide.