Research Guides

At UW-Madison, the UW Libraries Research Guides tool can be integrated within the Canvas learning management system. This integration allows direct access to Research Guides content from within Canvas. The resources on this site describe how to add UW Libraries’ Research Guides content in Canvas.

About UW Libraries Research Guides

UW Libraries Research Guides include resources related to a specific course and assignment, or on a subject, topic, or type of resource such as:

  • Specialized lists of online databases, books from the Library Catalog, and websites
  • Research strategies for finding, evaluating and using information sources
  • Embedded tutorials and resources related to the research process

There are two types of Research Guides: Course Guides and Subject Guides.

  • Course Guides are guides created for a specific course and customized for the course topic and assignments. Course guides are created upon request and can be used as supplementary material to a library instruction session or as a standalone resource.
  • Subject Guides are ready-made guides on a subject, topic, or type of resource.

Instructor Directions 

There are two ways to add UW Libraries Research Guides content to a Canvas course. Follow the links below to read more detailed step-by-step directions:

  1. Instructor adds a librarian to a course, and librarian embeds guide content 
    1. Instructor requests a guide (and/or library instruction session)
    2. Librarian creates guide
    3. Instructor adds librarian in “Librarian” role to course
    4. Librarian embeds guide in course site
  2. Instructor embeds guide content 
    1. Instructor requests a guide (and/or library instruction session)
    2. Librarian creates guide and provides instructor with guide title
    3. Instructor embeds guide content  in course site

For more details and instructions view the Canvas KB Research Guides page.