Here are some of the widgets that are currently available to GSU. Check back occassionally to see if any new services are introduced or changes implemented.
What is a Search Box Widget?
Many database vendors have created “cut and paste” code which can be added to a webpage, creating a search box targeting their databases. You may set up single or multiple targets from each vendor. For example, you may wish to have students search a combination of Academic Search Complete and PsycINFO. Give it a try here:
If your course involves some type of research assignment, you can recommend and direct students to one or more databases relevant to their topic. The search box widgets bring the databases to “where the students” are, rather than having to negotiate through the library’s pages.
1. Choose the database(s)
2. Identify the vendor(s)
3. Customize your targets to create your own code
4. Include the library’s proxy server information
5. Copy and paste the code into your course page
This guide was adapted from a similiar guide created by Patti Wilson and Diane Cruickshank at University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford BC., Canada.