DePaul University Libraries
D2L Hacks

DePaul University Libraries have created widgets that can be added to a D2L course, allowing your students to connect directly to authoritative resources directly from within D2L.

Is there a widget you would like to see added to this list? Contact Jessica Guthrie to see about creating and adding a widget for your course

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General Library Widgets

These widgets connect to library services, including a catalog search, Ask a Librarian, research guides, and general databases suitable for any course in D2L

Available Widgets

You can find these widgets in the list of widgets in the 'Add Widget' menu from within D2L. These widgets can be added to your D2L course by choosing 'Edit Course' -> 'Home Pages', choose your current Home Page, then select the 'Content Layout' tab and select 'Add Widget' in the panel you would like to add customize.

  • Search the Library Catalog
  • Ask a Librarian Widget
    Includes links to email a librarian, and IM Chat
  • Citing Sources
SciVerse ScienceDirect

Library Search Widgets

We have created several search widgets, including widgets to search the DePaul Libraries catalog, Jstor, Academic Search Premier, and more. You can find these widgets in the list of widgets in the 'Add Widget' menu from within D2L. These widgets can be added to your D2L course by choosing 'Edit Course' -> 'Home Pages', choose your current Home Page, then select the 'Content Layout' tab and select 'Add Widget' in the panel you would like to add customize.

Available Widgets

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Google Scholar
  • JSTOR
SciVerse ScienceDirect

Subject Specific Library Widgets

These widgets are created to point to specific subject resources and are maintained by librarians.

Available Widgets

Subject resources are available, including links to research guides and top resources. You can find these widgets in the list of widgets in the 'Add Widget' menu from within D2L. These widgets can be added to your D2L course by choosing 'Edit Course' -> 'Home Pages', choose your current Home Page, then select the 'Content Layout' tab and select 'Add Widget' in the panel you would like to add customize.

  • Research guides by subject
    Included links to Research Guides created by DePaul University Librarians
  • Top Resources by subject
    Includes links to the librarian selected top resources for a given subject