URSUS Search Widget

You can add an URSUS search box to your webpages. Just copy the code below and paste it into your webpage where you want the search to appear.

URSUS Search Widget Code:

<!-- URSUS SEARCH WIDGET -->
<form name="searchwidget" style="display:inline" target="_blank" action="http://ursus.maine.edu/search/" method="get">
Search the Catalog by:
      <select name="searchtype">
        <option selected value="X">Keyword</option>
        <option value="t">Title</option>
        <option value="a">Author</option>
      </select>
      <input type="text" name="searcharg" size="35" maxlength="75" value="" alt="Search URSUS" />
      <input type="hidden" name="searchscope" value="1" />
      <input type="hidden" name="SORT" value="D" />
      <input type="hidden" name="extended" value="0" />
      <input type="submit" name="SUBMIT" value="Search URSUS" />
      <input type="hidden" name="searchlimits" value="" />
</form>
<!-- END URSUS SEARCH WIDGET -->

Common Adjustments

Change the Scope

You can adjust the search scope by changing the value from “1” to your scope in this line:

    <input type="hidden" name="searchscope" value="1" />

Change the Default Search Type

You can change the default search option by adjusting the <option> lines. For example, to default to Title, the <options> lines would be:

   <option value="t" selected="selected">Title</option> 
   <option value="X">Keyword</option> 
   <option value="a">Author</option>

Add Additional Search Options

Additional search options include:

 <option value="d">Subject</option>
 <option value="c">LC Call #</option>
 <option value="e">Dewey/Other Call #</option> 
 <option value="p">Professor</option>
 <option value="r">Course Name or Number</option>
 <option value="i">ISBN/ISSN Number</option>

Limit by Material Type

You can pre-limit a search. You could use this to create a widget that is limited by material type.  You will need to add the limit to the “searchlimits” input:

<input type="hidden" name="searchlimits" value="" />

To limit to the e-Book material type, you need to add “m=4” to the value field:

<input type="hidden" name="searchlimits" value="m=4" />

A full list of Material Types is available at http://www.maineinfonet.org/ursus/support/cataloging/mat-types/.