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Integrating Search Widgets into Course Web Sites: EBSCO

Provides instructions for inserting widgets for searching library research databases and catalogues into Blackboard or other course web sites.

You Can Search


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier


  • Business Source Complete
  • Regional Business News


  • ERIC
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Teacher Reference Center

Environmental Studies

  • GreenFILE

Health sciences

  • Alt HealthWatch
  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Academic Edition
  • Lexi-PALS Drug Guide
  • Medline with Full Text


  • America: History & Life
  • Historical Abstracts


  • SPORTDiscus

Library & Information Technology

  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text


  • MLA International Bibliography

Media & Communications

  • Communication & Mass Media Complete


  • PsycINFO


  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
  • Military & Government Collection

How Do You Do It?

1. Start at the Search Box Builder page:

2. Check off desired databases from list

3. Leave default search as Boolean/Phrase

4. Under “Select Authentication Parameters”, enter our OpenAthens prefix:

5. Tick the Secure HTTPS authentication box.

6. Choose from 3 different search box designs

7. Uncheck “Show Choose Databases”

8. Click on “Create Search Box”

9. Copy and paste the code into your course webpage; be sure to paste code in HTML (or code) view

Try for Yourself

Search the Health Databases:

Health Databases
Limit Your Results

Databases being searched are:Alt Healthwatch, Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive Edition, CINAHL Complete, Health Source: Consumer Edition,Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Medline with Full Text, PsycINFO


Search the Business and Communications Databases:

Limit Your Results

Databases being searched: Business Source Complete and Communications and Mass Media Complete


Research databases
Limit Your Results


All of our EBSCO databases that we currently subscribe to

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