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Getting Started with LibGuides (Library Staff Only): 3. Linking

A guide for library staff when creating new libguides

Linking to Another Guide

To create a tab that links to another guide, do the following:

  1. go to Add/Edit Pages in your orange menu bar
  2. select Add/Reuse Page and give your tab a title
  3. paste in the URL of the guide you want to link to.
  4. Make sure the link is a public link, ie, does not have the letters "ae" in the URL after the 2nd slash
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    • Bad URL=

Adding Sub-Tabs

Sub-tabs are pages that appear in a drop-down menu from a main tab. Sub-tabs are less readily visible to the user and should be used carefully. If they are used, it is best to include references and links to the sub-tabs from the main page under which they appear.

Creating sub-tabs:

  1. Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar at the top of the page.
  2. Select Add New Page.
  3. Enter a name for the sub-tab.
  4. Click on the Add as a Top Level drop-down menu and change it, selecting the main tab under which you want the sub-tab to appear.
  5. Click Create this Page.

Note that sub-tabs are always listed in alphabetical order and cannot be re-ordered by dragging and dropping. To change the order, include numbers in the sub-tab names (i.e. "1. Encyclopedias", "2. Dictionaries", etc.)

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Find Books Using the Library Catalog (aka Blais)

To find books on your topic try a Keyword search.

If you know the exact title of the book do a Title search; if you are looking for books by a specific person, do an Author search (type the last name first).

Use Link+ and WorldCat to find books not available at the Libraries and request to have them sent to Honnold/Mudd Library for borrowing (FREE).

Once you've found a book in Blais, you'll need to know 3 things to find the book on the shelf:

Still stuck? Ask at the Services Desk.

Create a link to Sakai

To add a link in LibGuides to a document in Sakai there are two options to find the unique Sakai URL:

  1. Login to Sakai.
  2. Find the document to which you want to link.
  3. Right click the hyperlinked title and copy the shortcut.


  1. Login to Sakai.
  2. Find the document to which you want to link.
  3. In the drop-down box next to the title, click "Edit Details."
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the "Web address (URL)."
  5. Copy the URL.

Once you have the Sakai URL, you can add the link to a LibGuide using either link type.

Create a link to Google

To add a link to a Google Doc in LibGuides, there are two options to find the unique Google URL:

  1. In Google Drive, find the document to which you want to link.
  2. Right Click the hyperlinked document title, a list of options will appear.
  3. Scroll to "Share," and "Share."
  4. The URL appears in a pop-up box.


  1. In Google Drive, find the document to which you want to link.
  2. Check the box to the left of the document you want to share.
  3. In the upper row of icons, choose the Person with a + sign.
  4. The URL will appear in a pop-up box exactly as above.


Only people authorized to view the document will be able to do so if you link to it. So make sure your permissions are correct. They are accessed the same way as you find the document URL.


Once you have the Google URL, you can add the link to a LibGuide using either link type.

Browse Electronic Journals

Use the Library's Electronic Journals Portal to search for individual journal titles  or browse our list of subscriptions by clicking on the "Browse" tab.