Install UMDCat search into Firefox / Internet Explorer
Would you like a quick way to search UMD's Library Catalog? Firefox 2 and higher and Internet Explorer 7 and higher have a search box in the upper right that gives you quick access to your favorite search engines including Google, Yahoo, and now UMDCat,
- To install, click
- Drop down your browser's search box to see UMDCat. That's it!
Google Chrome users: UMDCat will install on Chrome, but Chrome lacks the visible search engine drop-down list. Chrome's address bar serves as the place you can input search terms directly. Google is set as its default, but you can easily set a "trigger keyword" to search through another search engine.
After you install UMDCat, right-click Chrome's address bar. Then click "edit search engines." There you'll see UMDCat along with other pre-installed search engines.
To use another search engine or UMDCat, you need to first do a one-time set up by assigning keywords of your choice to each search engine. These would be your triggers. For example, yahoo for Yahoo, umdcat for UMDCat, wiki for Wikipedia, etc.
So, to search inside the UMDCat, you would type umdcat into Chrome's address bar followed by your search terms. Phrase quotes and operators are allowed here. By typing the keyword umdcat first, you alert the browser to use the UMDCat search tool. If you don't type a trigger keyword, it will use Google by default.
To be an efficient searcher in Chrome, you can give all of your search engines a keyword.