Library Widgets, Plug-ins and Tools: Home


Widgets, plug-ins, and bookmarklets can be downloaded to your PC or Mac for use on any web page including iGoogle, blogs, and more, or with the browsers specified. Some are even available as mobile apps. For more mobile apps, go to the library's mobile website pages for Android or for iPhone.

What are these things?

  • Widgets are applications you can add to a web page
  • Plug-ins and bookmarklets install in your web browser
  • Some are available as mobile apps or bookmarks

How can they help me?

Customized shortcut tools save you time. There is no need to go to the library's website if you want to search the catalog
or some of the research databases. Search them directly from your browser, personal website, or desktop

OneSearch Quick Bookmarklet

Automatically search UHCL OneSearch for the title of the web page you are visiting. (You can edit the query if you like, to remove or add other keywords.)

Instructions for OneSearch

  • Firefox: right click the OneSearch Quick link below and then select "Bookmark this Link"
  • Internet Explorer: right click the OneSearch Quick link below and then select "Add to Favorites"
  • Safari or Chrome: drag the OneSearch Quick link below to your bookmarks bar

OneSearch Quick

Special Instructions for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users

  1. Use your device's copy function to copy this URL to the clipboard:
  2. Tap the 'plus' button at the bottom of the screen (iPhone, iPod Touch) or to the left of the location bar (iPad)
  3. Tap Add Bookmark. Change the name if you want.
  4. Change the URL to the text you copied in Step 1
    1. Tap the URL field (it begins with "http://"), then delete everything in it
    2. Paste the text you copied
    3. Tap "Done"
  5. Save the bookmark

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. Thanks also to University Of Michigan's MLibrary.

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