Wikipedia:Google Custom Search

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Google Custom Search for Wikipedia, is a JavaScript extension that users of Wikipedia can install. It offers a contextual search experience, made possible with the power of Google Custom Search. Enabling this extension will allow you to use Google Custom Search to search across all Wikipedia articles for a given topic, as well as find relevant pages linked from the Wikipedia page that you are currently on, i.e., all the relevant linked pages on the current topic of interest. The search results will appear inline at the top of the Wikipedia page you are viewing, and can easily be dismissed via the "Clear" or X button.

"Screenshot of Wikipedia Custom Search"
Screenshot of Wikipedia Custom Search Results in Monobook style



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Wikipedia Custom Search Box in Monobook Skin

Your search box should now be updated. When you search, results will show up inline in the current page, instead of opening up a new window, or tab. The appearance of the search box will depend on the skin you are using (Vector or Monobook), as shown in the screenshots. The appearance could also change depending on the web browser you are using.

"Wikipedia Custom Search Box in Vector Skin"
Wikipedia Custom Search Box in Vector Skin

Remember that in order to enable this new contextual search experience, you need a user account and need to log in to Wikipedia. When you search, your results will show up inline at the top of the Wikipedia page you are viewing. You can click on the relevant tab to toggle between all Wikipedia matches, just the matching Wikipedia pages linked from the current page, or external (non-Wikipedia) linked pages. If a Wikipedia page does not have a lot of content or links, it is possible that there are only a few linked results.

"Wikipedia Custom Search Tabs"

Google Custom Search is powered by Google and is subject to the Google privacy policy.