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For Faculty: How to bring the Library to your students: Widgets for Library Catalogs

This guide will bring together everything, from services to widgets, that a faculty member needs to bring the best research tools to their students.

  Search Widgets for Library Catalogs & Book Sources

Below you will find our widgets for the library's catalogs and other book sources.  Each box contains the widget itself, follwed by its code.  The code can be cut and pasted into an html file, whether in Microsoft Word, FrontPage or directly into BlackBoard.

If you have any difficulty with the boxes, please contact Wade Lee-Smith.

  UToledo Library Catalog Search

SEARCH UToledo Libraries' Catalog


<form action="" method="post" target="_blank" style="margin: 0; padding: 0;">
<p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>SEARCH UToledo Libraries' Catalog</strong></span></p>
<p><select name="searchtype" style="margin-bottom: 2px; width: 180px;"> <option value="X" selected="selected">Search by: KEYWORD</option> <option value="t">Search by: TITLE</option> <option value="a">Search by: AUToledoHOR</option> <option value="d">Search by: SUBJECT</option></select> <input name="searcharg" maxlength="75" style="width: 150px;" /><input name="SORT" type="hidden" value="D" /><input type="submit" value="Search" style="margin-left: 2px;" /></form>

UToledo Library Reserves Search

Search Library Reserves


<form action="" method="post" target="_blank" style="margin-bottom: 0;">
<p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Search Library Reserves </strong></span></p>
<p><select name="searchtype" style="margin-bottom: 2px; width: 200px;"> <option value="p" selected="selected">Search by: PROFESSOR</option> <option value="r">Search by: COURSE NUMBER</option></select> <input name="searcharg" maxlength="75" style="width: 145px;" /><input name="SORT" type="hidden" value="D" /><input type="submit" value="Search" style="margin-left: 2px;" /></p>

OhioLINK Catalog Search


<img src="" />
name=quicksearch action= method=get
target="_blank" style=" padding:10px"><br></br>
<SELECT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" name=searchtype>
<OPTION value=X selected>Search by: KEYWORD</OPTION>
<OPTION value=t>Search by: TITLE</OPTION>
<OPTION value=a>Search by: AUToledoHOR</OPTION>
<OPTION value=d>Search by: SUBJECT</OPTION>
<INPUToledo style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" maxLength=250
name=searcharg> <INPUToledo type=hidden value=A
name=SORT><INPUToledo style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"
type=submit value=Search> </FORM>

Search UToledo Dissertations at ProQuest

Search ONLY Toledo Dissertations using ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses:


<p><br />Search ONLY Toledo Dissertations using ProQuest Dissertations &amp; Theses</p>

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
function proQuestSearchGo(){
var url="";
var searchInputEl = document.getElementById("proQuestSearchInput");
document.location=url + encodeURIComponent(searchInputEl.value);
// ]]></script>

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
function handleKeyPress(e,form){
var key=e.keyCode || e.which;
   if (key==13){
// ]]></script>
<div id="proQuestSearchBox" style="background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0 1.00em 1.00em 0;">
<div id="enterText" style="position: absolute; left: -1000em; width: 20em;">Search ProQuest Dissertations &amp; Theses:</div>
<input onkeypress="handleKeyPress(event,this.form)" id="proQuestSearchInput" />
<div style="display: inline;"><input type="button" value="ProQuest Search" onclick="proQuestSearchGo()" /></div>

ProQuest Widget Warning

Note: Only a single ProQuest widget can be placed on a LibGuide page... if multiple widgets are present, they return blank search results.

  Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Dictionary Thesaurus



<script language="Javascript">// <![CDATA[
function getValue(term){if(document.query.elements[0].checked == true){document.location.href = "" + term;}
else if(document.query.elements[1].checked == true){document.location.href = "" + term;}}
// ]]></script>
<form action="javascript:getValue(;" method="get" name="query">
<div style="margin: 0; padding: 0; border: solid 1px #000000; width: 184px; text-align: center; font-family: Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-weight: bold;">
<div style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #7b9ccf;"><img width="184" src="" hspace="0" height="40" /></div>
<div style="margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #7b9ccf; color: #ffffff; width: 184px;"><input name="mySelect" value="Dictionary" type="radio" /> Dictionary <input name="mySelect" value="Thesaurus" type="radio" /> Thesaurus</div>
<div style="margin: 0; padding: 3px 0 3px 0px; background-color: #e4ebfd; width: 184px;"><input name="va" size="18" align="top" style="margin-left: 4px;" /> <input border="0" src="" width="19" alt="Go" height="18" type="image" style="vertical-align: -25%;" /> </div>

What is a widget? And why should I use them?

A widget is a small piece of html code that places a dynamic element into your webpage from another source.  Here the widgets are exclusively search boxes for library materials.  Other types of widgets include clocks, stock tickers and weather forecasts.

Our search widgets allow you to place reliable search engines right where your students are.  For example, your assignment sheet, if you use Word's HTML option, could have widgets.