The "search results buttons" are a group of buttons or links that appear alongside EDS search results in both the Discovery and Bento search methods. These buttons contain links that are determined by the configuration of the EDS Profile that is configured on your Stacks site.
If one or more of the buttons are missing beside a search result, it indicates that EDS did not provide any relevant information or link that is usually reserved for those specific buttons.
Customize Search Results Button Labels
Search result button labels are managed in the Search Results Button tab located in the site labels tile. (Dashboard > System Configuration > Site Labels > Search Results Buttons)
Show or Hide Search Results Buttons
Stacks administrators can choose which buttons will be displayed in the search results by selecting each applicable button in the settings tile within Search configuration. (Dashboard > Search Configuration > Settings > Search Results buttons).
If a button is selected but does not appear in search results it is because no link was returned from EDS
Display Search Results as a Button or Link
The search results buttons can be displayed as either a button (default) or as a link. This is managed from the search settings tab located in the Site Configuration tile. (Dashboard > System Configuration > Site Configuration > Search Settings). To turn buttons into links, enable the option Change buttons into links.
Search Buttons provide a convenient way for users to access the content of each search result. These links are directly integrated into Stacks through the EBSCO Discovery Service. Each button description below is based on the button's default label.
- Full Text
The "Read Full Text" button directs users to the complete text of the article, which is visible in the detail view of the search result. When a user clicks on this button, they will be able to read the entire article within detail view of the Search result.
The "connect" button is a button that directs the user to the Full-Text-Finder (FTF) when clicked. It is used to access the full text of an article or publication. Depending on your EDS settings, an authentication method may need to be configured before the user can access the full text.
- Read More
The "Read More" button reveals the EDS Persistent Link (PLink), which can be authorized through IP Range, SSO, or guest access. Persistent Links enable users to access an article on EBSCOhost by clicking on a link that is embedded in a website. This feature allows educators and librarians to include links to articles within EBSCOhost, making it easier for their students or patrons to access the desired information.
- Online Access
The "Read Online" button directly links to the PDF, eBook, or online access URL of a publication, and in some cases, it provides full-text access. However, to use this button, authentication through IP, Patron, or SSO is necessary. This means that the user needs to be authorized using one of these methods to access the publication's content.
Please note that the "Read Online" button will not appear by default when the "Connect" button is visible. However, to show both buttons simultaneously, you can enable the "Read Online to appear with Connect button" option in the Dashboard. This option can be found in the "Search Configuration" settings under "Search Results Buttons".
- Request Item
The "Request Item" button is linked to the Integrated Library System (ILS) that is integrated with the website. This feature enables authenticated patron users to request a hold on a particular item or resource through the website. Essentially, this button allows users to place a hold request on a library item through their authenticated account on the website.
- Add to Saved List
The "Add to Saved List" button allows authenticated patron users to bookmark search results in a saved list. This list is accessible from the My-Account page of your website. Essentially, this button allows users to save search results for future reference and easy access.
- Get Citations
The "Get Citations" button directs users to the "Citations" section of the detailed view of the search result. When a user clicks on this button, they will be taken to the detail view of the search result that displays the citation information for the article or resource.
- View Browzine LibKey
When a user clicks on the "View Browzine Libkey" button, the BrowZine journal jacket that is associated with the search result will be displayed.. To enable this function, a valid Library ID and API Credentials must be added to the BrowZine configuration tab which can be found in the Book Jackets tile. This can be accessed through the Dashboard, under Integrations > Book Jackets > BrowZine configuration. Essentially, this feature requires the addition of specific information to the configuration in order to display the BrowZine journal jacket.
What Search Buttons use CustomLinks
There are several buttons displayed within search results that utilize CustomLinks. The definitions provided below are based on their default behavior, but there may be situations where these links have been repurposed. If any of the buttons do not work as intended, it is recommended to review the CustomLink configuration in EBSCOadmin to ensure that they are properly set up.
- View Catalog
The View Catalog button links to the ILS DeepLink and takes users out of the Stacks environment to an Item detail page in the ILS Catalog. This link is sent to Stacks using the ILS’ API.
The ILL Button links to the Interlibrary Loan system which directs users to a form to request items through ILL.
This is a custom link
- Document Delivery
This will link users to available options to purchase full text when none is available from EBSCOhost.
The Novelist button is used to link to books (non-catalog)
The Other button links is used to link to Link Resolvers, A-to-Z lists, etc.
- Search Engine
This button will link to search engines such as Google and Yahoo! Based on the Site’s EDS Profile configuration.