Walker Library

CourseLib Authoring

CourseLib allows librarians to create course-specific guides to resources. A courselib page may be particularly useful for assignments that we regularly assist students with in the library. This page will teach the basics of creating a CourseLib page.

Demonstration Video

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Creating Courselib pages (turn on your speakers)



ELED 6780
NURS 5605
SW 3200

Directions for creating a Courselib page

Step 1: Sign in to Libdata

Step 2: Select the CourseLib/PageScribe Pages link from the top right of the Libdata page.

Step 3: For Page Type, select Course Lib. Enter a title for the page. Ideally, this should be the name of the course (e.g., Cultural Diversity, Women’s Literature in the 19 th Century, etc.). You will enter the department and course number later. Press Submit.

Step 4: On the next page, you will begin creating the CourseLib Page. At Course Title, choose style 1 to create a heading. You must enter a Course Designator (Subject) before the page will be published. Next to the Course Designator Field, click on the yellow box . Use the resulting drop-down box to select the course subject (e.g. Social Work, Biology, English). If you know the course number, you may enter it in the next field, though it is not required. The rest of the fields in this section are also options.

Step 6: If you wish, you may add an instructor or a librarian.

You can manually enter an instructor name or choose a librarian from a drop down list. This gives students a further contact about these resources.

Step 7: Move down to the next section to enter resources. Click on the green circle to add something. Clicking on the clipboard will paste text copied from elsewhere.

Here is what you see when you click on the green circle:

Resource: mine Libdata to select an existing database or other resource, along with URL and description

Text: Add a resource not already in Libdata (such as a web address) or add explanatory text. You must add links yourself with this option.

RQS Subject Link: Add a link to a Libdata subject guide

RQS Subject Harvest: Add all resources listed on a Libdata subject guide, including links and descriptions

Step 8 : Format Resource headings

Style guide

Step 9: Consider creating categories of resources such as Article Databases, Reference Books, Writing Resources, Library Help, etc.