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What are Libguides?

Libguides are an excellent tool to help students quickly direct research in the right direction. LibGuides  are  a proprietary, wiki-like software distributed by a company called  Sharespring that is available for subscription either privately or though an institution like your university library. Currently at San Jose State University, there are over 62 subject areas that contain one or more LibGuides.

LibGuides contain information that will help quickly direct your research to relevant websites and databases. The LibGuide for the Arts Professions lets students know, for example, that books are one of the most important resources for research in the arts-related professions (as opposed to journal articles, which would be more relevant for other areas of study).

LibGuides also offers information regarding the San Jose State University Librarian, in this case Rebecca Feind, who works at the King Library and can be contacted via email or phone with any questions.

For a link to more information about LibGuides, click here.

For a link to the SJSU Arts Professions LibGuide, click here.

For an informal review of LibGuides and how they function in an academic library, click here.

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