Contribute a database description or review to the A-Z Community (CMS only)

What makes the A-Z Community (available with LibGuides CMS) truly a community is the ability for librarians to share database reviews and descriptions.

  • Library Reviews allow you to share critical evaluations about any database in your A-Z Database List. These reviews are shared with your colleagues when they view that database in the A-Z Community.
  • Descriptions allow you to provide an overview of a database to the public. Every database in the A-Z Community can have a description that can be reused any time a library adds a database from the Community to their own A-Z List.

Sharing a library review with the A-Z Community

  1. Go to Content > A-Z Database List.
  2. Under the Databases tab, locate the database you want to review and click on its Edit () icon in the Actions column.
  3. Scroll down to the Library Review text box and enter your review.
  4. Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Your review will appear in both your local A-Z Database LIst, as well as the A-Z Community record alongside other librarian reviews.

Selecting A-Z Database List from the Content menu

Editing a database

Saving a library review


Sharing a description with the A-Z Community

  1. Go to Content > A-Z Database List.
  2. Click on the A-Z Community tab.
  3. Click on the Name of the database you want to which you want to contribute.

The next steps will vary depending upon:

Selecting A-Z Database List from the Content menu

Clicking on a database name


When a database has no community-submitted description

  1. If the database does not currently have a community description, click on Submit your description now.
  2. In the Submit A-Z Community Description window, enter your description in the text box.
  3. Click the Save button. Your description will be automatically approved and appear for that record in the A-Z Community.

Clicking Submit your description now

Adding a new community description


When a database already has a community-submitted description

  1. If the database already has a community description, click on Submit a revision to this text to suggest changes.
  2. In the Submit A-Z Community Description window, enter your description in the Your Proposed New Description text box.
  3. In the Reason for Revision, please describe why you are recommending these changes.
  4. Click the Save button. Your proposed changes will be reviewed by Springy staff and, if approved, will become the new description for that database in the A-Z Community.

Clicking Submit a revision to this text

Submitting a proposed revision

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