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Add a new link to a guide

To create a brand new link from scratch and add it to your guide:

  1. While editing your guide, click on the  Add / Reorder button at the bottom of the box where you want add this.
  2. Select Link from the dropdown menu.
  3. Give your link a name in the Link Name field.
    • This is what display's as the text of the link (i.e. what users will click on).
    • It's also how the link will be identified in your assets library and statistics.
  4. In the Link URL field, enter the full URL of the page you're linking to (including the http:// or https://).
  5. Use the Window Target field to select whether to open the link in a new or the current window.
  6. If proxy authentication is required to view the link (e.g. a link to a journal article), set the Use Proxy setting to Yes.
    • When enabled, LibGuides will automatically prepend your proxy URL to the link URL.
    • Note: this requires your Admin to provide your library's proxy URL in your LibGuides system settings.
  7. If you would like to add a description about the link, enter it in the Description field.
  8. You can also enter additional details about the link in the More Info field.
    • Users will see a More Info link appear below the description.
    • When a user clicks the link, the text from the More Info field will expand onto the page.
  9. To customize how the description appears on the page, choose your preference from the Description Display options.
    • Display beneath item title: this will display the full text of the description on the page, right below the title.
    • Hover over item title: this will display the description in a popover when a user hovers over the title.
    • Hover over "info" icon: an info () icon will appear next to the title. When a user hovers over it, a popover will appear displaying the description.
    • Hide description: if you would like to hide the description, select this option. This will not hide the More Info field.
  10. Use the Position option to choose where the new asset should be inserted in the box. (Don't worry: you can always reorder it later.)
  11. Optionally, you can assign resource icons to your link. Click on the Assign Resource Icons panel to select the icons to use.
  12. Optionally, you can display a thumbnail image (such as a logo) next to your link. Click on the Assign Thumbnail Image, then click the Browse button to upload or select an image from your Image Manager library.
  13. Click the Save button.

Assigning subject categories

  1. If you would like to assign your link to a subject category, click on the Subject Associations tab and select the subject(s) to assign. This will allow you to filter your assets by subject in your assets library.

Selecting Link from the Add/Reorder dropdown

Creating a new link