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Published Works

Published works helps you highlight the newest published research from your department or program without overwhelming the page with too much content. Preview a live example. 
  • The abstract of the published work will not display on the page until the article is clicked.
  • Names of authors should be entered last name first, first name last.
  • You can have as many published works as you like but remember that fresh content is better than lots of content, so only put the newest and best stuff on your pages.

 

Walk Through

Creating your Published Works Add-On

  •  If you don’t already have an active Add-Ons folder for your page, you will need to create one.
  • Currently, this folder is empty, and it is up to you to determine which add-ons to use in it. Right-click on your newly created Add-Ons folder and click Insert.
  •  A new menu will show up with multiple add-on options. Find the Published Works Content and click it.

    Published Works Screenshot

     

  • A dialog window will pop up asking you to name your Published Works content. Give it a name that explains the content so you can find it easily again.
  • After you are done naming your Published Works Content, click OK.
  • A new item will now appear beneath the Add-ons folder. This acts as a folder for all of your published works.

 Creating Individual Published Work 

  • To add an individual published work right-click your Published Works Content page.
  • Click Insert, then Published Work.

  • A pop-up window will appear asking you to name your specific published work. Type in a shortened name of the particular article, essay, or research study you are highlighting on your page.
  • After naming it, click OK and it will appear as a subpage beneath your Published Works Content page.
  • Click on your new Add-On and you will see a fresh group of fields in the content loading dock. This is where you will provide the content.
  • Lock this page to begin editing.

Inserting Content

  • Several items are required for this Add-On. Take note of the red bars to the left of Title, Author, Journal and Abstract. The red bars are required and so these fields must be filled.
  • Enter the names of the title and author(s) in which the article or work was published. Apply appropriate AP styling for both fields.
  • Names of authors should be last name first, first name last.
  • Now enter the journal title that the article was published in. For this field you will need to click show editor. Just enter the journal title in the pop up text editor. If you would like, you can make the journal title a hyperlink to the journal home page.
  • Click Accept and Save, it is always good to save after you enter a field.
  • The Abstract field is meant for you to paste in the abstract of the article or published work.
  • Remember, the above four fields are required for every published work.
  • Once you have filled out the required fields, click Save. Your Published Works should look similar to this when expanded:

    Published Works Screenshot

Optional Fields

  • You may have noticed a couple of other fields in your content loading dock. These are not required, but they are very useful.
  • A Takeaway is a short synopsis of your article. It will be shown beneath your title and author without the user having to click to read it.
  • To enter your Takeaway, provide a brief description in the Takeaway field. The Takeaway should be no more than 2-3 sentences.
  • Article Link allows you to link an article to your published work. The link will appear in the Title.
    Published Works Screenshot
  • Is it a page that lives inside McCombs’ website or is it an external page from another website?
  • If you are linking internally (within the McCombs website), use the Insert Link button located on top of Title Link.
  • If you are linking externally (outside of the McCombs website), use the Insert External Link button. This option gives you the chance to test your URL to avoid broken links. Also, be sure to change from Active Browser to New Browser under Target Window.
  • Click Save.
  • Remember, it is an add-on so in order to view the preview, you will need to save it, then click on the parent page to see it.
  • Make any necessary changes until you are satisfied with the overall look of the page.
  • To add more published works just repeat the above steps, starting from your initial published works folder.
  • You can have as many published works as you like but remember that fresh content is better than lots of content so only put the newest and best stuff on your pages. 

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FAQ

Confused PuppyWhy isn't my link working?
Make sure you have pasted the entire and correct link. This is a common problem.

I love these things! How many can I put on my page?
You can add as many as you like, but too many will make your page look cluttered.

Can I use Published Works in Tabs?
Yes!

Best Practices

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  • There is no limit to how many articles or abstracts you can include on your page. However, make sure to preview your page to ensure readability.
  • If you are adding more than one Published Work, be sure to title each one differently to keep your page organized.
  • The last name of the author should be written first: Wooferson, Barky.
  • Journal titles should be italicized: Brave Dog Magazine
  • You can have as many published works as you like but remember that fresh content is better than lots of content so only put the newest and best stuff on your pages.

Page last updated: 8/7/2014