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Searching Summon: Boxes, Widgets, and Your Catalog: Boxes

Presentation for the 2018 NCCCLA Conference in Asheboro, NC

Alan Unsworth  |  Director, Academic Support & Research  | Surry CC  |  unswortha@surry.edu

Summon Search Page

Search ALL Summon

Create Custom Boxes

Structure

Basic:

<!-- Start of Custom Summon Search code -->
<div id="library_search">
<div class="lib-form" id="summon-search">
<form action="http://MYDOMAIN.summon.serialssolutions.com/" id="summon-search" method="GET">
<div><label for="summon-query"><strong>SEARCH:</strong></label><br />
<input id="summon-query" name="q" title="Search terms" type="text" />
<input type="submit" value="Go" />
</div>
</form>
</div>
</div>
<!-- End of Custom Summon Search code -->

Example limiters:

  • <input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="IsFullText,true" />
  • <input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Journal Article" />
  • <input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Magazine Article" />
  • <input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="Language,English" />
  • add as many limiters as you wish to a single box
  • to find additional limiters, run a Summon search and then limit your results and look at the URL that is produced

Articles Search Example

<style type="text/css">input#summon-query {width:78%;}

input, select, textarea {
    font-weight: 350;
    font-size: 1.5em;
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-color: #868585;
    }
</style>
<!-- Start of Custom Summon Search code -->
<div id="library_search">
<div class="lib-form" id="summon-search">
<form action="http://MYDOMAIN.summon.serialssolutions.com/" id="summon-search" method="GET">
<div>

<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="IsFullText,true" />
<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Journal Article" />
<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Magazine Article" />
<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Newspaper Article" />
<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="ContentType,Trade Publication Article" />
<input name="fvf" type="hidden" value="Language,English" />

<label for="summon-query"><strong>FIND ARTICLES:</strong></label><br />
<input id="summon-query" name="q" title="Search terms" type="text" /> <input type="submit" value="Go" /></div>
</form>
</div>
</div>
<!-- End of Custom Summon Search code -->

Sample CSS - Responsive Box

Insert this CSS above HTML:

<style type="text/css">input#summon-query {width:78%;}

input, select, textarea {
    font-weight: 350;
    font-size: 1.5em;
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 1px;
    border-color: #000000;
    }
</style>