Creating Search Widgets for Electronic Resources

Generating code




ISI Web of Knowledge


NOTE: This is for databases on the new ProQuest platform.

  • Go to the ProQuest database of your choice.
  • Select “My Research” in the upper right of the page.
  • Select the “Widgets” tab.
  • Under “Widget Preview” make your selections for widget layout and widget selection.
  • Select “Get Widget” and copy the code from the box.


Or first create a subcollection of GVRL titles

  • Enter our location code (see Administrative Interfaces section of usernames_and_passwords_for_electronic_resources)
  • Customize widget as you like and select “Create”
  • Choose a “Web Embedding Option”. HTML seems to work best in LibGuides
  • Copy the code provided into your source.

NOTE: I have submitted our proxy server URL to Gale, so the prefix will be automatically added to the widget.

Pasting code

NOTE: Code includes javascript, so you can insert it to a system that supports it, such as an html page or a LibGuide. The library content management system and university blogs do not support javascript.


  • Login to your LibGuide and add a new box=Rich Text/Dynamic Content/Scripts. Give title and create box.
  • Select “Add text” to generate editor and move from “Rich Text Editor” (default) to “Plain Text Editor”. IMPORTANT NOTE: Code seems to get chopped off if added and saved in the Rich Text Editor.
  • Paste widget code into Plain Text Editor and add any explanatory text, such as what databases are included in search. Save changes.


  • A space randomly inserted between the proxy prefix and the Ebsco url in the code breaks the search, but it can be fixed by removing that space by hand.
  • If you have a trouble with a widget, contact Christine Turner and I’d be happy to work with you to fix it.
search_widgets_for_e-resources.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/07 17:20 (external edit) Creative Commons License Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki do yourself a favour and use a real browser - get firefox!! Recent changes RSS feed Valid XHTML 1.0