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 +====== Creating Search Widgets for Electronic Resources ======
 +===== Generating code =====
 +  * Go to the Alexander Street Press page with links to text files for different databases at [[http://​alexanderstreet.com/​resources/​widgets.htm]]
 +  * Select the link for the database you want
 +  * Go to the section ON-CAMPUS AND OFF-CAMPUS USERS (Authentication through a proxy server)
 +  * Copy and paste the script code for javascript and the remaining code
 +  * In the line <input type="​hidden"​ id="​proxyurl"​ name="​proxyurl"​ value="​http://​YOUR_PROXY_URL_GOES_HERE"​ />, put http://​silk.library.umass.edu/​login?​url= within the value= quotes.
 +==== EBSCO ====
 +  * Go to the toolkit at [[http://​supportforms.epnet.com/​eit/​searchboxbuilder/​]]
 +  * Select the databases you want to include in the search set
 +  * Enter the proxy prefix in the authentication box: http://​silk.library.umass.edu/​login?​url= and select “IP address” and “referring url”
 +  * Follow the remaining steps – box style, title, etc.
 +  * Create search box and copy code from box.
 +==== CSA ====
 +  * Go to [[http://​www.csa.com]]
 +  * Select “Quick Link-Administrative Tools” from left column
 +  * Sign in with UN and PW (See Administrative Interfaces section of [[usernames_and_passwords_for_electronic_resources]] for login).
 +  * Select “Search Widget” tab
 +  * Select and move database(s) to include in search
 +  * Enter proxy prefix: http://​silk.library.umass.edu/​login?​url=
 +  * Select search box style options. Note: recommend increasing “Length of text box” to max. 60
 +  * Create search box and copy code from box.
 +==== ISI Web of Knowledge ====
 +  * Go to [[http://​wokinfo.com/​webtools/​searchbox/​]]
 +  * Select databases you want included in the search
 +  * Generate and copy the code
 +  * In the first line of the code (form method) replace the string http://​gateway.isiknowledge.com/​gateway/​Gateway.cgi with http://​gateway.isiknowledge.com.silk.library.umass.edu/​gateway/​Gateway.cgi. This will ensure that off-campus users get the proxy authentication page.
 +==== ProQuest ====
 +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.
 +==== Gale ====
 +  * Go to [[http://​access.gale.com/​widgets]] and select "​Create"​ next to the database of choice
 +**//Or first create a subcollection of GVRL titles//**
 +  * Go to [[http://​infotrac.galegroup.com/​itconfig/​mlin_w]]
 +  * Sign in with UN and PW (See Administrative Interfaces section of [[usernames_and_passwords_for_electronic_resources]] for login)
 +  * From the left column, select "ebook subcollections"​
 +  * Follow steps to create a subcollection of Gale Virtual Reference Library titles of your choice. You can also add or delete titles within a subcollection here
 +  * 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. ​
 +===== Troubleshooting =====
 +  * 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 [[cturner@library.umass.edu|Christine Turner]] and I’d be happy to work with you to fix it.
 +--- //​[[cturner@library.umass.edu|Primary contact: Christine Turner]]//
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