Library database search widgets

Many of the Library’s database suppliers offer tools to create widgets, which can then be embedded into course sites.

Widgets add utility like an ipad, iPhone or android app, bringing a stream of content through from a source to a specific location on the web.

Please contact the Library if you would like to use these to add interest to your portfolios, on line teaching or web pages or direct your users to search important resources in your subject area. While the links below offer a general guide, specific coding may be required for implementation at La Trobe University.

For example, this is a widget that will do a search on Ebsco
EBSCO search widget

Database or other resource Widget information
Kanopy

To make the search widget available within a website or LMS simple copy and paste the following code links into these systems. We have a Simple Option whereby you are able to click through to the La Trobe Video portal (option 1) or a Search-Box Option (Option 2) whereby you are able to search for titles on the La Trobe Video Portal.

  • Option 1
    Link Code: <iframe src="http://latrobe.kanopystreaming.com/widget/search/simple" width="250" height="110" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  • Option 2
    Link Code: <iframe src="http://latrobe.kanopystreaming.com/widget/search/searchbox" width="350" height="150" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Alexander Street Press http://alexanderstreet.com/support-center/resources/embeddable-search-widgets
EbscoHost Search http://www.ebscohost.com/discovery/customization/widgets
Proquest http://www.proquest.co.uk/assets/downloads/products/techrequirements_np_en_uk.pdf
Emerald Search http://www.emeraldinsight.com/help/digitaltoolkit/index.htm
Gale http://support.gale.com/widgets
Web of Knowledge http://wokinfo.com/webtools/searchbox/
Scopus (described as APIs in this case) http://www.developers.elsevier.com/devcms/scopusintegration
OVID http://resourcecenter.ovid.com/site/resources/library_tools_widgets.jsp
JSTOR http://about.jstor.org/sites/default/files/misc/JSTOR%20Search%20Widget.pdf
Sage http://knowledge.sagepub.com/page/Librarian$0020Account/librarian-account
Oxford: OED, ODNB and Oxford/Grove Art Online http://global.oup.com/academic/librarians/widgets/;jsessionid=262D657A13076E3CE8F98CD44AE88E0C?cc=au&lang=en&
Hathi http://www.hathitrust.org/widgets
TROVE http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/api
IEEE http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/subscriptions/clientservices/promote/tools_web.html#webban
BIOONE http://www.bioone.org/page/resources/institutions/searchwidget
Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/whatIsThisWidget
Hein http://home.heinonline.org/library-corner/resources/widget/
Lexis Nexis http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Portable_Search_Widgets