Why? Links added to Rich Text/HTML content are not checked by the LibGuides link checker, which makes it challenging to fix dead links before our users attempt to use them. While you can create links to Rich Text/HTML content, it is recommended that you do so sparingly and intentionally.
Why? All of the databases from the Databases A-Z list are in the LibGuides Database Assets list, with links that should work for on-campus and off-campus library users. This list is maintained so that it is easy to identify dead or problematic links. The Database Assets list also makes it possible, when there are changes to database URLs, for us to update the Database Asset so that every guide using that asset will have the updated URL.
In addition to being easier to maintain in LibGuides, the Book from the Catalog Asset can help you create visual interest and include useful information about the book. Using a Book from the Catalog Asset allows you to create a link to a book record that includes (or can include) the call number, a link to the catalog record, information about the book, and an image of the book's cover.
You can reuse Book Assets much like you do Link Assets.