Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Catalog Plug-ins and Widgets

1. CARL Portable Catalog Search Form

Wouldn't it be convenient to search the CARL Online Catalog directly from your blog or website? Well now you can! Just copy the code from the box below and paste it where you want it to go. That's all there is to it!

Copy the code below to add our Catalog widget to your blog or website.

2. Add the CARL Catalog Widgets to your iGoogle page with just a click

Personalize your iGoogle page with these catalog search gadgets we've created. Just click on a link below and at the next screen select the Add to Google button and the CARL iGoogle gadget will automatically appear on your Personalized iGoogle Home Page. Add to Google
  1. CARL Digital Library
  2. CARL Online Catalog
Don't have an iGoogle page yet? Learn more about it here.

3. Catalog Plug-in for IE7 and Firefox browsers

If you're using Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0 you're probably familiar with the small browser window in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. The default search engine is either Google or Yahoo. In addition to these you can now add CARL research tools such as our online catalog search to your array of ready search engines on your IE 7 or Firefox 2.0 browser.

What does it do?

The plugin allows you to instantly search for example our online catalog by selecting CARL Catalog from the dropdown box and entering a search term in the search box. See image>>>

On this Web page just hit the drop-down menu next to the search box in your browser window

and you can add our CARL Catalog, CARL Digital Library, Praeger Security International or JSTOR search engines to your Firefox or IE 7 browser. This will allow you to search our library resources directly from your browser's search box.

4. Bookmarklet for Firefox and Netscape browsers

What is a "bookmarklet"? This bookmarklet allow you to search the library catalog for words you highlight on a Web page.

How do I use bookmarklets?

First you must add the bookmarklet: a. Just drag the blue link below up into your personal toolbar (or Add it to your Bookmarks or Favorites) - Find Books @ CARL

Next, simply highlight words (keywords, book title, author, ISBN, etc.) on any Web page using your mouse. Then open the Favorites, Links or Bookmarks menu on your browser's toolbar and click on your Find Books @ CARL link.

The terms you highlighted will then be searched in the library catalog.

Other bookmarklets: add this bookmarklet for searching DTIC's STINET: Search Stinet


Henry J. Henry said...

I did not realize you were running Firefox. To make this better I would run Zotero to support citation for your research population. Go to Zotero.org for a thorough explanation. Developed by faculty at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia to support the research process.
Hank Henry
CTAC, Fort Belvoir ILE

CARL Staff said...

Thanks for the link! This post is a bit old, so it's probably about time to do another post with tools and extensions. We'll be sure to put this extension on the list!

Henry J. Henry said...

I learned of Zotero a couple of years ago in my MEd program at George Mason. I've used for every paper since and it has simplified the documentation, citation and bibliography processes.

Hank Henry


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