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Fully Featured A-Z Database Management

Your LibGuides A-Z Database List provides a central repository for your patrons to browse, sort, search, and share your library’s research databases. 

 

Managing your online resources is easier than ever before

 

Power up with LibGuides CMS! Look for LibGuides CMS Only to discover enhanced features.

 

Features of the A-Z Database List

  • Assign meaningful metadata to your A-Z resources, including Database Types, Database Vendors, Permitted Uses, and Login Credential Types, so your users are completely informed about your resources from the get-go. 
  • Use our handy “Best Bets” feature to highlight specific resources for each subject category you use. 
  • Promote certain databases with "New" and "Popular" flags.
  • Manage your Trial resources with automatic expiration dates after which the database will be hidden from public view.
  • Hide individual databases from your public A-Z Database List. 
  • Add internal notes to log important details or reminders.
  • In your guides, use the database asset to easily connect users to related databases.
  • Use LibGuides widgets to distribute lists of database assets on other websites and webpages while keeping all your A-Z content centrally managed.   
  • Turn on optional dedicated database landing pages, where you can include documentation, links, tutorials, and additional info to help users get the most out of that resource (and it’s great for SEO!) 
  • Customize the display order of your "Best Bets"!
  • Mark databases with your own custom, colored flags.
  • Use the new "Report an Issue" feature to alert patrons of any access issues for a particular database.
  • Coming Soon: The optional card-style layout is a clean and efficient look that works great on mobile.
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  • Create custom fields for your database resources.
  • Coming Soon: Set up multiple A-Z Lists to keep all of your online tools and resources organized and accessible!

Tools for Setting Up Your A-Z List

Import or update databases from a spreadsheet or Serials Solutions/Intota

Improve findability by adding alternative names for databases

Sort databases into subject categories and nested subcategories

Automatically add a proxy URL to the beginning of your database links

Discovery Features Allow Your Patrons to...

Filter by subject, database type, or vendor

Look for resources flagged as New, Popular, or Trial

Gather details from your custom resource icons (e.g. Staff Picks or Open Access)

Discover the Best Bets in a subject category

Track Your A-Z Stats

Check how many people have viewed your A-Z Database List over time

See how often users click on each database asset

Create monthly visual reports of A-Z List views or database clicks

Look at referrer URLs to discover how people find your A-Z resources

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