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This class will focus on advanced features and Web 2.0 tools available when building LibGuides.
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Widgets

You can add a Search Widget for MPS databases to your LibGuide.  Adding a search widget makes it easy for users to conduct database searches directly from the LibGuide.  The boxes on this page will give you directions for adding search widgets to databases available through MPS Library Services.

 

Facts on File

In Facts on File you can add a search widget to any of their individual databases.  These include American History Online, American Indian History Online, Modern World History Online, Ancient and Medieval History Online, World Atlas, Science Online, Curriculum Resource Center Junior Edition, Issues and Controversies, and Today's Science.  To do this:

    1. Decide which database you would like your students to use
    2. Go to:  Facts on File Search Widgets and choose your database
    3. Copy the code (you will need to copy and paste both sections):
    4. Go to your LibGuide and add a new box.  In the drop down, select Multimedia Boxes.  Then select Embedded Media & Widgets.
    5. Give you box a title and select Create Box.
    6. In the box, select Add Media/Widget Code.

    7. Paste the code from Facts on File in the Embed Code Box and select Embed it
    8. Now your users can search Facts on File from your LibGuide.

Example:

 

Global Issues

Global Issues also allows you to embed a search widget to their database.  To do this:

      1. Select Gale Widgets
      2. Find the Location ID:
        ·    
        Go to Global Issues

        ·      
         In the URL is the location ID (It will follow the = sign and be 9 digits)




      3. Fill in the Location ID and select "Go"



      4. Select "iFrame" in the list
      5. Highlight and copy the code in the box
      6. Go to your LibGuide and add a new box.  In the drop down, select Multimedia BoxesThen select Embedded Media & Widgets.
      7. Give you box a title and select Create Box.
      8. In the box, select Add Media/Widget Code.

      9. Paste the code from Global Issues in the Embed Code Box and select Embed it.
      10. Now your users can search Global Issues from your LibGuide.


      Example:

       

       

      Destiny Library Search

      You can add a Destiny Search for your school library.

      1. Open the Library Resources site
      2. Select Search Library Catalogs from SCHOOL
      3. Hold your cursor over the name of your school and you will see the 3 digit site nunber at the bottom of the page.  Make note of this number.

      4. Go to the page where you want to add the search box.
      5. Add a Rich Text box.
      6. Click add text.
      7. Click the Plain Text Editor tab.
      8. Paste the following code into the box.
      9. Click after the red underline, back space to take it out and type in the 3 digit site number from your library.
      10. Click Save Changes.

        <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[

        var catalog_host_name = 'mpslib.mpsaz.org';

        var site_id = _____

         

        function search(ty) {

        window.open("http://" + catalog_host_name + "/cataloging/servlet/handlebasicsearchform.do?searchType=" + ty + "&redisplay=false&includeLibrary=true&siteTypeID=-2&keywordText=" + document.getElementById('findTerms').value + "&site=" + site_id + "&redisplay=false", "searchWindow", "width=800,height=600,scrollbars=yes");

        }

         

        function advancedSearch() {

        window.open("http://" + catalog_host_name + "/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=Catalog&site=" + site_id, "advancedSearchWindow", "width=800,height=800,scrollbars=yes");

        }

        // ]]></script>

        <style></style>

        <table style="width: 100%;">

        <tbody>

        <tr>

        <td colspan="5" style="font-family: verdana; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold;">

        <b>Find:</b> <input id="findTerms" style="width: 350px;" type="text" />

        </td>

        </tr>

        <tr align="center">

        <td>

        <img class="searchButton" onclick="search('title');" id="title" src="http://mpslib.mpsaz.org/images/buttons/large/title.gif" alt="Search Titles" title="Search Titles" />

        </td>

        <td>

        <img class="searchButton" onclick="search('author');" id="author" src="http://mpslib.mpsaz.org/images/buttons/large/author.gif" alt="Search Authors" title="Search Authors" />

        </td>

        <td>

        <img class="searchButton" onclick="search('subject');" id="subject" src="http://mpslib.mpsaz.org/images/buttons/large/subject.gif" alt="Search Subjects" title="Search Subjects" />

        </td>

        <td>

        <img class="searchButton" onclick="search('keyword');" id="keyword" src="http://mpslib.mpsaz.org/images/buttons/large/keyword.gif" alt="Search Keywords" title="Search Keywords" />

        </td>

        <td>

        <img class="searchButton" onclick="search('series');" id="series" src="http://mpslib.mpsaz.org/images/buttons/large/series.gif" alt="Search Series" title="Search Series" />

        </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

        <td colspan="5">

        <a class="advancedSearch" href="javascript: void(0);" onclick="advancedSearch();">Advanced Search</a>

        </td>

        </tr>

        </tbody>

        </table>

       

      Encyclopedia Britannica Online

      Encyclopedia Britannica Online has search widgets available for all three levels, Elementary, Middle School, High School, or one that will search all levels.

      1. Select Britannica Search Box
      2. Decide which box to use, Elementary, Middle School, High School, or All Levels
      3. Copy the code in the box
      4. Go to your LibGuide and add a new box.  In the drop down, select Multimedia Boxes.
      5. Give you box a title and select Create Box.
      6. In the box, select Add Media/Widget Code.

      7. Paste the code from Britannica in the Embed Code Box and select Embed it.
      8. Now you can search Britannica from your LibGuide.

      Examples:

       

      CultureGrams

      CultureGrams has available a World Edition Map widget.  This widget is a world map which allows you to click on a country and it will take you to the CultureGrams database on that country.  To embed this widget:

        1. Select CultureGrams World Edition Map
        2. Copy the code in the box
        3. Go to your LibGuide and add a new box.  In the drop down, select Multimedia BoxesThen select Embedded Media & Widgets.
        4. Give you box a title and select Create Box.
        5. In the box, select Add Media/Widget Code.

        6. Paste the code from CultureGrams in the Embed Code Box and select Embed it.
        7. Now you can search CultureGrams from your LibGuide.

          Example:

          Europe Asia Oceania North America None Africa Africa None South America
           

          EBSCO

          EBSCO allso allows you to embed a search widget for any of their databases.

          To build the widget, open and/or print the PDF directions below and then select Search Box Builder to begin.


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