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Research Guides: Guidelines for Creating/Revising Guides: Checklist

Tips, suggestions, templates and best practices for creating libguides


  • Create a reminder in your calendar to review links and content on a regular basis
  • YUL template for the home page has been used.
  • Colors and fonts are standard
  • Tab titles are standard and do not wrap
  • Columns have been adjusted to avoid empty spaces
  • Librarian profile is available on main page (with picture or image)
  • LibGuide has a standard title and URL
  • All external web links are set to open in a new page
  • Websites have brief annotations
  • Online resources are in list boxes not text boxes (so that the link checker can be used)
  • All text boxes have been proofread for spelling and grammar