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  • Navigate to the panel editor
  • Configure the panel as described below
    • Set whether users should be able to close the panel
    • Set whether the panel should appear before or after login, or both
    • Create a title (Mandatory)
    • Create a description (Mandatory)
    • Enter the Search engine URL:
    • HTTP method: get
    • You have the option to change the label which appear on the ‘Submit’ button
    • Enter the ‘submit’ button value: Search
    • Click ‘Add input box’ to configure the free text search field
      • Enter label text for search field in ‘Box Title’
      • Enter search parameter name: bquery
    • Click ‘add hidden parameter’ multiple times to add each additional field indicated below.
      • Name: authtype / value: athens
      • Name: direct / value: true
      • Name: scope / value: site
      • Name: site / value: eds-live
    • If you want to limit the results so only full text search results are returned, please include additional hidden parameters:
      • Name: cli0 / value: FT
      • Name: clvo / value: Y


  • When you are happy with the search box, click ‘publish these panels’ at the top of the MyAthens panel editor.

Using the EDS Search Panel

  • Login to MyAthens and you will see the panel