ArticlesPlus Quick Search Bookmarklet

Ever visited a web page and wanted to find more information, from the academic or popular press, on the same subject? This bookmarklet will automatically search ArticlesPlus for the title of the page you are visiting. (You can edit the query if you like, to remove or add other keywords.)

Say, for example, you're on the Wikipedia page for President Franklin Roosevelt. You want to quickly find scholarly articles about him. Click the bookmarklet and you're given a box to edit the search query:

Screen shot of Wikipedia page with ArticlesPlus bookmarklet window superimposed

Click "OK" and you're taken to an ArticlesPlus search results page for that same query:

ArticlesPlus results for 'Franklin Roosevelt' search

Bookmarklet

Special Instructions for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users

1) Use your device's copy function to copy this URL to the clipboard:
javascript:(function(){document.body.appendChild(document.createElement('script')).src='http://www.lib.umich.edu/test/onesearch.js';})();

2) Tap the 'plus' button at the bottom of the screen (iPhone, iPod Touch) or to the left of the location bar (iPad) and then tap Add Bookmark. It will automatically be named "ArticlesPlus Quick Search Bookmarklet | MLibrary Labs | MLibrary", but you can change this name if you want. Save the bookmark to your iPad or iPhone's Bookmarks folder (or wherever you would like it to be). Then tap "Done".

3) Tap the bookmarks button (it looks like an open book) at the bottom of the screen (iPhone/iPod Touch) or top of the screen (iPad). Then, tap "Edit". Find the bookmark you just saved (unless you changed the name, it will be titled "ArticlesPlus Quick Search | MLibrary Labs | MLibrary") and tap it. You now need to change the URL to the text you copied in Step 1. Tap the URL field (it begins with "http://"), then delete everything in it and paste the text you copied. Then tap "Done".

Credit

This bookmarklet is based on a similar one developed by Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal at the Stevens Institute of Technology's S.C. Williams Library.

Page maintained by Ken Varnum
Last modified: 12/11/2013