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

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="" width="250" height="110" frameborder="0"></iframe>
  • Option 2
    Link Code: <iframe src="" width="350" height="150" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Alexander Street Press
EbscoHost Search
Emerald Search
Web of Knowledge
Scopus (described as APIs in this case)
Oxford: OED, ODNB and Oxford/Grove Art Online;jsessionid=262D657A13076E3CE8F98CD44AE88E0C?cc=au&lang=en&
Cambridge Journals Online (CJO)
Lexis Nexis