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Sharon Leslie, MSLS, AHIP (sleslie@gsu.edu) is the Public Health and Health Sciences Librarian, Georgia State University, 100 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.



  • Academic libraries,
  • collaboration
  • education
  • Guide on the Side
  • technology
  • tutorials
  • web-based tutorials

Designing an Interactive Web-based Tutorial for Health Sciences Students: A Collaborative Library Project


Journal Title:

Medical Reference Services Quarterly


Volume 36, Number 1


, Pages 90-96

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


This column describes the creation of an online interactive tutorial for health sciences students in a general library at a large, urban university. The project was a collaborative effort among the health sciences subject librarian, the library’s web programmer, an assessment and user services librarian, and an instructional support specialist. The column details the initial exploration, design, web programming, student usability study, and subsequent upgrades to the tutorial. Implementation of the tutorial is discussed as well as sampled student input. The effort resulted in the design of improved and more versatile open access coding available for any library to use.

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