Add a Library Widget

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The UW library widgets are tools that you can add directly to your workspace to simplify common tasks for students in your courses. The How do I...? widget will help students get research help when they need it, by viewing short 2-3 minute videos that present concepts such as "What is a Scholarly Journal?" or show them how to use tools such as the citation management software, RefWorks. The citations widget helps students to connect seamlessly to online citation style guides, citation management tools such as EndNote or RefWorks, and locate campus Writing Centers and grammar guides.

To add the How do I...? widget to CommonView:

  1. In CommonView, on the Add content menu, click Rich TextAdd Content
  2. If you want to add the widget to existing rich content, hover over the rich content and click EditEdit
  3. In the text editor tool bar, click SourceSource
  4. Select and copy the following code:

    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://widgets.libguides.com/lgwlr.swf?wid=7383" width="400" height="370" ><param name="movie" value="http://widgets.libguides.com/lgwlr.swf?wid=7383" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /></object>

  5. Paste the code into the editor.
  6. To view the widget, click Source.
  7. Click Save.

To add the Citations widget to CommonView:

  1. In CommonView, on the Add content menu, click Rich TextAdd Content
    If you want to add the widget to existing rich content, hover over the rich content and click EditEdit
  2. In the text editor tool bar, click SourceSource
  3. Select and copy the following code:

    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://widgets.libguides.com/lgwlr.swf?wid=7384" width="400" height="370" ><param name="movie" value="http://widgets.libguides.com/lgwlr.swf?wid=7384" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /></object>

  4. Paste the code into the editor.
  5. To view the widget, click Source.
  6. Click Save.
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