A new browser extension called LibX has been implemented by the MSU Libraries to integrate library online resources into the functionality of your browser. The toolbar adds a search box similar to the Google search box to your browser that allows you to search the online catalog, the library website, digital collections, e-journals and more.
The LibX extension for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, developed by Virginia Tech and adapted for Mississippi State University Libraries by Stephen Cunetto, allows users to access Library resources from anywhere on the Web. Searching from the toolbar opens the search results in a new tab or window. This means that you can search Library resources while doing anything else on the Web, right from your browser, without actually visiting the Library’s website first.
LibX functionality extends past the toolbar. On any web page, highlight any text and right-click to search the Online Catalog or Google Scholar. Additionally, LibX embeds cues in sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Clicking on these cues searches the Library catalog via WorldCat for a book’s ISBN.
To install the extension, visit the Library's Downloads page at http://library.msstate.edu/downloads.asp.
Watch the Library’s website for upcoming workshops and tutorials about this exciting new tool!
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