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LibGuides HELP: Database

Tips and Tricks

Database Information

Database assets are included in the central repository. They can only be created in the central repository.

What should I use it for?

If you want to add a link to one of your system’s databases, you should use this asset type.

What shouldn’t I use it for?

If you aren’t adding a link to one of your system’s databases, you don’t want to use this asset type.

The differences between databases and links:

Database assets are the more exclusive siblings of your link assets. Databases are still just links that you can add to your guide, with a couple of big differences.

You cannot create new database assets from a guide (you can only reuse existing ones), and only Admin accounts (or Regular accounts with additional permissions - CMS Only) can create and manage them.

This ensures that everyone is using the right information for the database and assists with ease of database management.

Adding Databases

  1. Choose Database from the Add/Reorder dropdown.
  2. Search for the database you want to use.
  3. After you've selected the database, you can give it a custom description and modify how that description is displayed.
  4. Click Save
Adding a Database asset.

adding databases to a guide

edit database asset fields

Example of a PUL Database