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Setting Up LibGuides & LibGuides CMS (v1)   Tags: welcomecgad, welcomelgad  

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Welcome to LibGuides  and LibGuides CMS

This guide will walk you through the initial setup of your system.

It covers the basics, inlcuding

  • Adding and managing Accounts.
  • System Settings including institution information, search and link options, guide defaults, and comments and RSS feeds.
  • Look & Feel Customizations for LibGuides and LibGuides CMS. (You'll be modifying your site in no time!)
  • Subject Categories: Creating & using subject categories is described in detail in its own guide.
  • Group Management (LibGuides CMS only) is described in detail in its own guide.

After going through this guide, check out the other key guides below...

And don't forget, you can always get help/training by clicking the Help link in the command bar while logged into your system!

Other Key Guides:

Box Types (v1)
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Feb 20, 2018
Wondering what all of those box types do? This guide'll show you.
630 views this year
Creating Search Boxes
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Feb 10, 2017
Find out how to add custom search boxes to your guides, including catalog searches, EBSCO and other provider searches, etc.
610 views this year
Library Catalog Searches
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Nov 16, 2017
Learn how to find the right URL to add to your system to search your Catalog. Also learn tips & tricks on creating search boxes for your Catalog.
1,098 views this year
A-Z Subscription Database List Management (v1)
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Feb 20, 2018
Create/maintain a database A-Z list in LibGuides v1 using your existing Serials Solutions data!
174 views this year
Create An Expandable/Collapsible Subject Menu (v1 only)
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Feb 10, 2017
Learn how to use the API Utility and some custom CSS & JavaScript to create a cool guide menu! Don't worry, all you need to do is copy & paste.
142 views this year
Learning Management Systems (v1)
by Anna Burke - Last Updated Jan 4, 2016
40 views this year

LibGuides vs. LibGuides CMS

What's the difference between LibGuides and LibGuides CMS?

See this introduction for an overview, and look for the CMS icon as you move through this guide for features and options available only in LibGuides CMS.


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