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Monday, September 12, 2011 Download the new LibX Toolbar

LibX for Liberty University

LibX for Liberty University is a browser plugin and toolbar that simplifies access to the Liberty University Library's online resources. This toolbar is available for both Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (currently not compatible with IE9) and all versions of Mozilla Firefox (Including Firefox 5).

Note: If you currently have a previous version of LibX installed on your system, you will need to either redownload and install LibX to update to the newest version, or go into your add-on manager and click on the gear icon and select "Check for Updates."


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  • Drag and drop full text access to journal articles: LibX for Liberty University can use Google Scholar to search for articles. Items found will direct you to the electronic copy subscribed to by our Library. Select some text or a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar. Look for the "GetIt@Liberty" button and use that. You can even do this from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap. To use this feature, set your Google Scholar preferences. Set the library as Liberty University.
  • Toolbar & right-click context menu: Search LUCAS, Summon and other Liberty University library resources directly from the LibX toolbar. Or you can use the right-click context menu. Highlight the title or some text, right click, and you can search by keyword, title, or author. You may also search Journals at Liberty University, the Liberty University Digital Commons, Google Scholar, Google, and Amazon from the main search area of the toolbar.

LibX for Liberty University toolbar

Adds Summon searching directly into the context menu

  • Support for off-campus access via EZProxy: Using the Library's off-campus proxy, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer.
  • Support for embedded cues: LibX places cues  in web pages you visit if our library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the Library has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in LUCAS. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature (requires Macromedia Flash Plugin).

Adds an "LU" to titles for fast Library searching

  • Support for xISBN: A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions. LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service: you can find a book, given an ISBN, even if the library holds this book under a different ISBN.

Posted by Timothy Siegel at 11:47 AM | Comments (0)