Reflection blog 3 -LibGuides

Introduction from the University of Arizona

UCD Libguides                                                                                                                 

I had used  UCD LibGuides before, during my summer internship in UCD Library we were shown how does the modular system works and how to utilize it. They are also easy to create, and do not require coding skills. This allows any member of staff to be able to easily produce a guide on their expertise, without requiring in-depth technical skills. As a UCD MLIS student, I had used several UCD LibGuides, particularly Academic Integrity, EndNote, Research Data ManagementGIS, Literature Review and Open Access for Research Impact.

I was assigned Bibliometrics and Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore.


Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore included a lot of general information, such as how to use the library, or search a topic. The author of the LibGuide is Jenny Collery.  Actually, I would say that only 30% of the content is specific to the subject, the rest is related to general use of library resources and academic writing advice. I felt like these information were redundant, but it might be helpful particularly for undergraduate students to have all needed information at one stop.


The other LibGuide that everyone was given to review was Bibliometrics. I now understand why. I believe this LibGuide should be given as an example how well you can get the best of this type of content. The guide covers several types of users, from beginners to experienced researchers. I liked the testimonial videos, links to training and on several places explaining how the library can help the schools and researchers raise their profile. Feel like the author is saying: “this is what bibliometrics is, this is what it means for you and this is why you need the library to help you with it”. Excellent, well done Michelle Dalton!! (2017). LibGuides: Bibliometrics. [online] Available at: [Accessed 26 Mar. 2017]. (2017). LibGuides: Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore. [online] Available at: [Accessed 26 Mar. 2017].