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This guide provides information related to setting up your LibGuides account, creating and editing LibGuides, as well as the standards that are in place for how LibGuides should generally look and feel.
Last Updated: May 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

Box Types Print Page

What's on this page?

This page includes one of each type of LibGuides content box suggested for use by UNC Libraries. The box types are:

      Links Boxes
      Multimedia Boxes
      User Input Boxes
      Miscellaneous Boxes
      System Content Boxes

Links and Lists

In this type of box, you can create lists of web links and non-web link items (unordered list).  FYI: "Links and Lists" and "Simple Web Links" are essentially the same.

A few films and movies I enjoy:

User Link Submission

In this box, a form allows users to submit links they feel would add value to the page.

Links are not visible until approved, and can be deleted by the Guide's administrator.


Dates & events

In this box, you can enter date(s), title, and URL (optional) to create list of upcoming events.


Books from the Catalog

A better name for this type of box would "Items from the Catalog" since you are not limited by type of material.  In this box, you can create links to any item in our Endeca or Classic Catalog.  Using the item's ISBN, you can link to a cover art image for that item as well.


Embedded Media

Using a bit of code, you can embed an audio or video link into this type of box.

Here's the code I entered to embed the video below...

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:400px; height:300px;" data=""></object>


Interactive Poll

Into which of the four houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry would you want the Sorting Hat to place you?

Delicious Tag Cloud

With a valid delicious username, this type of box will automatically link to that user's account and display a tag could.

View Complete Tag Cloud on Delicious

RSS Feed

In this box type, paste the link to an RSS feed to display news and updates from a website.

From "Discovery News":

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Google Scholar UNC



Survey Boxes allows for multiple questions and more answer options than Interactive Polls.  Create a survey of form in the Surveys/Forms tab from your My Admin page, then add it to the box in your guide.


Documents & Files

Using this box type, you can upload files for other users to download.  Individal file size limit is 5MB.


User Feedback

The feedback box is formatted for you. You can anter a custom email address that will receive results.

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Links to Guides

***course page template
by Emily King, Kim Vassiliadis - Last Updated Aug 10, 2013
This is the template for a single course/subject page, reminiscent of the classic html course pages.
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***subject guide template
by Emily King - Last Updated Aug 9, 2013
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*Master boxes for reuse
by Emily King - Last Updated Sep 20, 2013
This is the page you can use to add premade boxes to your new subject/course guides.
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Creating a LibGuide
by Kate McGraw - Last Updated May 4, 2014
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APA Style 6th Edition: Dig Yourself Out of the Confusion
by Kate McGraw - Last Updated Mar 27, 2013
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