Thursday, April 08, 2010

Top 5 Search Widgets: Netvibes

Although I create my widgets with Widgetbox these days, the Netvibes widgets are still well used.
In short my reasons for creating these:
  • This way I can embed taylor-made search boxes in webpages ├índ the hospital´s Intranet. This to compensate the fact that not all staff is allowed to install our Library Toolbar
  • Users can choose WHERE to install them, take it away, share etc 
  • I can offer them in our Library Toolbox, a Public Netvibes Page
  • Starting a direct search in one of these boxes, takes users direct  into the native interface, to refine their search.
  • The MultiSearch boxes show users there are more resources to use than just the one they are used to.
  • Search via these boxes, is made possible via the Conduit Toolbars, and offer a top frame list of all other resources available to search
HERE IS MY TOP 5

  1. Top Search widget out of my list is BY FAR: MEDLINEPLUS, with 1581 installs
    GET IT HERE

    From the Largest Medical Library in the World!


  2. The PiCarta Widget (with RUG proxy) has been installed 133 times: http://bit.ly/b8oA1u
    GET IT HERE

    Go To Library Website
    From the Libraries of the University of Groningen

  3. The PubMed &  RuGLinks (our SFX linkresolver) Search widget has been installed 450 times according to Netvibes:

    Go To Library Website
    From the Libraries of the University of Groningen

  4. The PubMed Search Widget for Netvibes, iGoogle, Apple dashboard, Vista & Live: 672 installs! http://bit.ly/aWQs0a #in #pubmed #widget
    GET IT HERE
    See more medical search widgets
    See more medical search widgets

  5. At least 120 people did install my NLM Search Widget in NEtvibes, iGoogle and beyond ..
    GET IT HERE


    Go To NLM website
    Search Solutions from NLM/NCBI



    Install NLM Toolbar to your browser / See the Blog


 Worth mentioning are also:
  1. Search SCOPUS widget
  2.  HealthFinder.gov widget
  3.  NLM Gateway Search (all-in-One) widget
  4.  Search Mesh term Swedish-English!
  5.  Search MedWorm widget
  6.  Search UpToDate widget
  7.  Helsebiblioteket Search Solutions widget
  8. SEE ALL 
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