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Shared Content — Instructions

Reuse these boxes and widgets in your own guides.


The Shared Content Guide provides a single location for links to chat widgets, database search widgets, library resources, and other reusable content. When content is updated in this guide, it is updated across all guides in the system, providing a consistent user experience, avoiding content duplication, and eliminating the need for individual authors to update their information.

When using Shared Content Boxes, contextualize the information in the boxes by pairing them with specific advice, examples or resources related to the topic(s) of the guide.

Note that you can change the title of a shared content box in your guide if necessary.

Content in this guide is grouped together by type.

Adding reusable boxes from the Shared Content Guide into your guide is very simple and the preferred option for commonly used content.


Screenshot of Adding Box showing the option of Reusing Boxes

  1. Click on Add Box
  2. Select Reuse Existing Box
  3. Find the guide with the box you want to reuse in the Shared Content Guide (read the instructions on the Shared Content Guide)
  4. Box Name - leave empty to keep the current box title.   Enter a new title if desired.
  5. After you select your box, make sure you do not check the option Copy (If the content of the Shared Box is updated, it will not be reflected in your copy.)
  6. Save!

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