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Creating Search Boxes  

Find out how to add custom search boxes to your guides, including catalog searches, EBSCO and other provider searches, etc.
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

ProQuest Print Page

How Do You Do It?

  1. Once logged into ProQuest click on the My Research link.
  2. Click on the Widgets tab.

ProQuest's instructions:

Use the Widget page to add a ProQuest search box to a Web page. For example, a librarian might add a ProQuest Search Widget to a library homepage.

  1. Plain Text Editor tabCreate your widget;
    Copy the code they give you.
  2. In your guide, create a new Rich Text box.
  3. Click add text, then click the Plain-Text Editor tab.
  4. Paste in the code and click Save and Close.

Note: You may need to refresh your page to see the changes.

If you want to have the search open in a new window, you will need to change the line in the widget's JavaScript from this: document.location=url + encodeURIComponent(searchInputEl.value);
to this: + encodeURIComponent(searchInputEl.value));

Voilà! You've got a super cool search box!


Something Not Working?

Guide Disclaimers:

  • The code provided herein can change at any time at the discretion of that vendor.

    If it's out of date, please check with that vendor.

    Then let us know what the correct documentation URL/code should be so we can update this guide. :)
  • If the code does not work for any reason, please try the code on a webpage outside of LibGuides:
    • If it does not work on that outside page, please contact the vendor and verify it is the correct code / request troubleshooting help.
    • If it works outside of LibGuides, but not in your guides, please contact us & let us know! (

See for Yourself

Note: This search box is meant as a visual sample. It will not work.

Enter your search terms:

Databases being searched: Canadian Business and Current Affairs and Canadian Newsstand


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