One of my fellow librarians wanted to embed database specific search boxes into her libguides and it turns out there are some cool resources out there to accomplish this with little work. For example, some vendors provide online tools to create an embeddable search boxes such as:
EBSCO – This one can incorporate proxy information, a real bonus!
Web of Knowledge
It also turns out that Springshare has a decent Libguide on the subject with lots of examples:
So after discovering all these cool tools and creating some search boxes, I’m keeping a ongoing list of ready to embed search boxes for use at our library: http://libguides.esf.edu/widgets