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What is it?
A subject guide is a collection of resources designed to meet the information needs of a specified demographic of people based on their information behaviors. The information needs for a kindergarten teacher will be very different from those of a high school biology teacher, etc.
Things to Remember
When exploring the demographic you create your guide for, it is important to keep in mind the information needs of that group based on known information behavior. Scholarly research can be found detailing the needs of kindergarten teachers to NASA engineers.
.Doc to HTML
Some assignments may require that you format your Microsoft Word document as HTML prior to submission. This helper document shows the process in 7 easy steps.
Creating a ZIP File
Some assignments may require you submit multiple components in zip file. Zip files are compressed versions that allow you to send more data more quickly. This helper document details the process of creating a zip file and adding content to that file.
Subject Guide Examples
UNT Subject Guides
UNT has subject guides for almost every course offered, each tailored to its specific audience.
Columia University Libraries Subject Guides
Columbia University Libraries offers guides for over 145 subjects.
IPL Subject Guides
The Internet Public Library is an internet resource organized by library and information professionals and is hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology.
ARTstor Across Disciplines
Like many databases, ARTstor offers subject guides to help navigate its content. Each subject guide is a collection of resources geared towards a specific audience who is searching for a given topic.