The Internet and Web 2.0 offer dynamic ways to support research. LibGuides (pronounced "Lib" as in liberation) is one of the new products embraced by libraries to deliver information about their holdings and collections. The UW Law Library currently has thirteen of its Subject Guides on the LibGuides platform. There is also a strong LibGuide community on the Madison campus as well as libraries worldwide. The ability to share content and collaborate is a great feature of this software.
Prepared by librarians, LibGuides cover broad subject areas and provide quick access to research sources and research strategies. They are tailored to fit the topic and can be embedded with multimedia content which leads users to all types of helpful resources beyond traditional pathfinders or bibliographies. Please let us know if there are any topics you would like to see enhanced by using LibGuides to better support your legal research or instruction needs.
Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on October 15, 2009
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