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Library Resources and Services for Faculty: What is a LibGuide

An overview of library resources pertinent to Norfolk State University faculty.

Quick Answers About LibGuides

What is a LibGuide?

Springshare’s LibGuides are a content management and information sharing system designed specifically for libraries. LibGuides are user-friendly, efficient electronic resources that invite collaboration between librarians and instructors to meet the research needs of a particular department, class, or assignment.  A Guide can be thought of as a mini website.  

Click the link to see Lyman Beecher Brooks LibGuide Home Page.

What is the process is getting a LibGuide made for me?

To request a LibGuide, contact the library and someone can assist you.  757-823-8517

Can I add a guide that was created for me to my Blackcourse course?

Absolutely! You can add the URL of the guide as an external link.  See the Online Instructional Support page.

What guides are made on my Subject?

The Lyman Beecher Books Library Librarians make general subject guides, guides for specific courses, and even for specific assignments. Whatever the need, we can work with you!

Subject Guide

Guides by Type

How wiil LibGuides help my students?

  • Teaches at the point-of-need to your students.
  • Information is chunked and resources presented in a linear, intuitive fashion.
  • Meets the needs of students with diverse learning styles.
  • Convenient for students who can't (or won't) come to the library.
  • Students can access from dorms, from home, and from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Beneficial for distance learners who don't need to learn the whole library.
  • Great resource for study abroad courses and domestic study tours. Students can start their preliminary research from the LibGuide on campus and continue to access the same resources while traveling.
  • Allows students to focus on the relevant and sift out the less relevant.
  • Visually demonstrates that there are great resources, in multiple formats, on even the most difficult topic. That reassurance builds the confidence of students who need to get started on their research.


Our LibGuides