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Emory's LibGuide on LibGuides: Best Practices & Guidelines for Creating and Maintaining LibGuides

An internal guide for Emory Libraries.

Research on LibGuides 2.0 & Best Practices

Becher, M. Common Usability Issues with LibGuides and How to Address Them (from the Library Literature). Presentation notes (see below).


Bettencourt-McCarthy, A., & Lowe-Wincentsen, D. (2017). How do undergraduates research? A user experience experience. OLA Quarterly, 22(3), 20-25.  


Bowen, A., Ellis, J., & Chaparro, B. (2018). Long nav or short nav?: Student responses to two different navigational interface designs in LibGuides version 2.  The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 44(3), 391-403.


Hsieh, S. (2016). Usability testing on UNC Libraries' subject guides. Retrieved January 9, 2018 from

Conerton, K., & Goldenstein, C. (2017). Making LibGuides work: Student interviews and usability tests. Internet Reference Services Quarterly22(1), 43-54, DOI: 10.1080/10875301.2017.1290002


Little, J. J. (2010). Cognitive load theory and library research guides. Internet Reference Services Quarterly15(1), 53-63, DOI: 10.1080/10875300903530199


Thorngate, S., & Hoden, A. (2017). Exploratory usability testing of user interface options in LibGuides 2. College & Research Libraries, 78(6), 844.