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Search library resources from within Moodle

Is there a database that you would love your students to use for their research?  You can not only highlight the database through a Moodle block search box, but also allow your students to avoid the hassle of logging in (that's right, no library ID and PIN needed!).  To get the html code for the database you are interested in, click on the platform title below and copy the appropriate code.   Now, all you need to do in Moodle is select HTML from the "Add A Block" drop down menu on your course page, open the html editor (button that says html), paste the html code from the appropriate database(s), and...voila a search box is born (see the short short tutorial below if you need further assistance).

HTML

CQ Researcher

<script type='text/javascript'>
var cqp = cqp ? cqp : {};
cqp.cqelsearch = cqp.cqelsearch ? cqp.cqelsearch : {};
if (!cqp.cqelsearch.server){
   (
      function(){
         var script = document.createElement('script');
         script.type = 'text/javascript';
         script.src = 'http://widgets.cqpress.com/cqelsearch/javascript/cqp.cqelsearch.js';
         document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(script);
      }
   )();
}
document.write('<img id="cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada.img" src="/" style="border:0;width:0;height:0"/><div style="border-style: none; padding: 0; background-repeat: no-repeat; width: 200px; height: 77px; text-align: center; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal;"><form style="padding:0;margin:0;" onsubmit="return cqp.cqelsearch.search(\'cqresearcher\', \'\', \'cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada\');"><input title="Search the CQ Researcher" id="cql_cqelsearch_59a9bb12-5df7-4e15-8679-eef93f16dada.term" value="" type="text" style="width: 100px; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;"/> <br /><input title="Click to submit search" type="submit" value="Search" style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;" /></form></div></div>');
cqp.cqelsearch.loaded = function(){
cqp.cqelsearch.baseurl = 'http://widgets.cqpress.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/cqelsearch/';
}</script>

Credo Reference

<form action="http://www.credoreference.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org/search.do" method="get"><input type="hidden" name="view" value="facet" /> <input type="hidden" name="subject" value="all" /> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="query" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Search" /></form>

Ebrary

<form  action="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/form?qurl=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/bakeru/search.action"  target="_blank" method="post">
<input type="text" name="p00" value="">
<input type="submit" name="search" value="Search">
</form>

EBSCOhost

The following code is for Academic Search Premier. If you would like to create a search box for other EBSCO databases (ex. Business Source Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, etc.), replace the aph (in the line bolded below), with the code for the database you wish to allow your students to search (see code sheet). You can search multiple databases by putting a comma between each abbreviation.

<form action="http://search.ebscohost.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/login.aspx" method="GET" target="_blank"><br /> <input name="db" value="aph" type="hidden" /> <input name="custid" value="s6488757" type="hidden" /> <input name="groupid" value="s6488757" type="hidden" /> <input name="profid" value="patron" type="hidden" /> <input name="direct" value="true" type="hidden" /> <input name="site" value="ehost-live" type="hidden" /> <input name="scope" value="site" type="hidden" /> <input name="type" value="1" type="hidden" /> <input name="authtype" value="ip,uid" type="hidden" /> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" name="bQuery" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" type="text" /><input value="Search" type="submit" /> <!-- Limiter: Full Text --> <br /><span style="font-size: small;">Limit to Full-Text Only:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> <input name="cli0" value="FT" type="hidden" /> Yes <input name="clv0" value="Y" type="radio" /> | No <input name="clv0" value="N" checked="checked" type="radio" /><!-- Limiter: Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed --></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> Limit to Scholarly Resources Only: </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><input name="cli1" value="RV" type="hidden" /> Yes <input name="clv1" value="Y" type="radio" /> | No <input name="clv1" value="N" checked="checked" type="radio" /></span></form>

Encyclopedia Britannica

<form action="javascript:submit(document.forms.searchform)" method="GET" name="searchform" target="_self"><span class="searchtext"> <input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="query" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> </span> <span class="searchbutton"> <input type="submit" value="Search" /> </span> <input type="hidden" name="url" value="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.britannica.com" /></form>

Gale

Gale Virtual Reference Library

<form target = "_blank" method = "get" action = "http://access.gale.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/cgi-bin/widgets/v2/search.pl"> <input type = "text" name = "keyword" id = "gvrlx_search"> <input type = "submit" id = "gvrlx_go" value = "Search"> <input type = "hidden" name = "test" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "id" value = "58175__klnb_baker" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "prod" value = "GVRL" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "host" value = "http://access.gale.com/widgets/v2/confirm.html?id=58175__klnb_baker&dir=gvrlx&prod=GVRL&image=&h=85&w=180&t=&ts=&tf=Arial&tc=FFFFFF&bc=&pub=&click=&v=3" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "pub" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "dir" value = "gvrlx" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "key" value = "" /> <input type = "hidden" name = "pw" value = "" /></form>



Business Insights Global

<form action="http://bi.galegroup.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/global/search" class="spinner JSsubmit" method="GET" title="Home Search">
<input class="fullTextLimiter" type="hidden" id="limitFullText" value="Off"/> <input class="search-assist" id="bigSearch" type="text" name="q" placeholder="Enter countries, companies, industries, topics, etc..." value="" title="Search Term"/> <input type="submit" class="spinner" value="Search" title="Search"/></form>

JSTOR

<form id="basicSearch" name="basicSearch" action="http://widgets.jstor.org/wsearch/searchredirect" method="get"
target="_blank"> <input name="searchTerms" id="basicSearchBox" type="text" value="" maxlength="200"> <input type="submit" value="Search"/> <input type="hidden" name="proxyinfo" value="https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url="/> <input type="hidden" name="count" value="25"/> <input type="hidden" name="sorigin" value="bakerU.edu"/> </form>

LexisNexis

Search News

<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='8399'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>


Search Legal Cases


<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='6496,6318'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>


Search Companies

<form action='http://www.lexisnexis.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/hottopics/lnacademic/?' method='get'> <input type='hidden' name='verb' value='sr'> <input type='hidden' name='csi' value='6496,6318'> <input type='hidden' name='stp' value='fr'> <input name='sr' value=' ' size='20'> <input type='submit' value='Search'><br> </form>

Library Catalog

Library Collections

<strong>Choose a collection:</strong><form id="wcfw" class="unpadded" action="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/search" method="get" name="wcfw" accept-charset="UTF-8" target="_blank"><br /><select id="scope" class="pulldown" name="scope"><option selected="selected" value="1">Baker University Library</option><option value="2">- Main Collection</option><option value="3">- Government Documents Collection</option></select><input type="hidden" name="qt" value="search_item" /> <input id="q" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="23" /> <input type="submit" name="" value="Search" align="absmiddle" /><input type="hidden" name="dblist" value="283" /><br /><input type="radio" name="fq" value="" checked="checked" />All Formats<input type="radio" name="fq" value="x0:book x4:digital" />eBook</form><br /><a href="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/advancedsearch" target="_blank">Advanced Search</a>

Search Libraries Around the World
<strong>Search for resources from libraries worldwide<br /></strong><form id="wcfw" class="unpadded" action="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/search" method="get" name="wcfw" accept-charset="UTF-8" target="_blank"><br /><input type="hidden" name="scope" value="0" /><input type="hidden" name="qt" value="search_item" /> <input id="q" onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="25" /> <input type="submit" name="" value="Search" align="absmiddle" /><input type="hidden" name="dblist" value="283" /><br /><br /></form><a href="http://bakeru.worldcat.org/advancedsearch" target="_blank">Advanced Search</a>

Oxford

Oxford English Dictionary

<form id="oed_search" action="http://www.oed.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/search" method="get" name="oed_search" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded"><input onfocus="if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value='';" onblur="if(this.value=='')this.value=this.defaultValue;" type="text" name="q" value="Enter search term(s)" size="20" /> <input type="submit" value="Search" /></form>


Oxford Art

<form action="http://www.oxfordartonline.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/shared/views/search_results.html " target="_blank" method="GET"> <input type="hidden" name="subview" value="search_subject"> <input type="text" size="20" maxlength="30" name="query"> <input type="submit" value="Search"></form>


Oxford Art

<form action="http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com.bakeru.idm.oclc.org:80/shared/views/search_results.html " target="_blank" method="GET"> <input type="hidden" name="subview" value="search_subject"> <input type="text" size="20" maxlength="30" name="query"> <input type="submit" value="Search"></form>

ProQuest


Search Boxes - Advanced Users

Adding a simple search box to Moodle is just the first step to providing tools to improve your students research assignments. For those adventurous faculty, you might consider exploring creating a custom search box. A few of our main database platforms permit us to not only change the way a search box looks, but how it functions. You can create hidden search terms that are searched in addition to what your students type, you can limit their searches to scholarly resources, you can make search boxes that only search newspaper articles...the possibilities are endless. The most important piece of information that you will need, regardless of search box, is that you will be required to setup a means of authentication. At Baker University, we ultimately rely on proxy authentication to our databases. In addition to selecting proxy from a list of authentication options, you might be required to enter the proxy prefix address, which is https://bakeru.idm.oclc.org/login?url= . When proxy authentication is not an option for authentication, select IP Address from the list of options. Below are the search widget development sites for our top database platforms (NOTE: we do not necessarily have access to all of the databases that are listed, so please refer to our database list before starting development of a search box):

EBSCO Search Box Builder

ProQuest Create Widget

If you need some further guidance, you can click on the video thumbnail below. After clicking on the video image, you can click the fast forward icon ( >| ) to view the video for the platform of your choice.  If the video is blurry (due to your internet speed), you can click on the gear icon and select 720 HD.

Don't see the database platform that you want or not as adventurous as your colleagues, feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of the other librarians to develop a custom search box to meet your needs.

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