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Getting Started with LibGuides: Add/Edit Tabs

About Tabs & Pages

A LibGuide can consist of a single page with one or more content boxes or multiple pages with content boxes on them.

Pages are accessed via the tab bar which appears on every page. See the box at right to learn how to add and edit pages and tabs.

Copying a Page

To copy an entire page from another guide, click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar and select Copy Page from Another Guide. Select the guide and page you want to copy.

Adding & Editing Tabs

Creating new tabs/pages:

  • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Add New Page.
  • Enter a title for the page.
    • Keep titles short. Tip: Use & instead of and in titles.
    • Use title case (all words capitalized except for internal articles, prepositions, and conjunctions) in page names.
  • Leave as Top Level unless you want to make the page a sub-tab of another page. (See Adding Sub-Tabs below.)
  • Click Create this Page.

Reordering tabs/pages:

  • To change the order of tabs/pages, click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar.
  • Select Reorder Pages.
  • Drag and drop the tab/page titles until they are in the correct order.
  • Click on Update Tab Order.

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:

  • Click on Add/Edit Pages on the yellow command bar at the top of the page.
  • Select Add New Page.
  • Enter a name for the sub-tab.
  • 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.
  • 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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Beth Seelick
This research guide was created by Professor Beth Seelick (1955-2019).
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