Library Website Changes on Aug. 9th

August 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

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On August 9th, some small changes will be made to the library’s website. While these changes are mostly cosmetic, they are the first in a series of changes that we will be making to prepare for a fully redesigned website in the coming months.

Here is a detailed list of the changes:


  • Updated header/banner image
  • Updated styling of buttons linking to Blackboard, Webmail, OTS, SCS, and AAS
  • Updated font and/or styling of “Albert S. Cook Library” next to TU logo

Research Guides

  • Replaced “Subject Gateways” and “Course Gateways” links with a link to the new guides platform, branded as “Research Guides
  • Renamed “Research Databases” to “Databases”

Tabbed Search

  • Moved “All” “Books” “Article” options to inside “Cook OneSearch” tab
  • Changed tabbed search box from 5 tabs to 2: “Cook OneSearch” and “Library Website and Research Guides will be indexed in Library Website search
  • Helper text is above search box “Search articles, journals, books, media, and more”
  • Changed “powered by Cook OneSearch” to “Advanced Search”


  • Updated icons from row of links below tabbed search
  • Use teal color and rounded corners to integrate better into the design
  • Use A-Z rather than obscure Database icon


  • Moved link to Special Collections from Services menu to Research menu as “Archives” below “Collections”
  • Updated “ILLiad” in Quick Links to “Interlibrary Loan”
  • Removed Delicious link from social media links and updated social media icons



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