Monday, December 3, 2007

Research Tip: Add LibX to your browser!

Users of the D.U.L.L. Facebook page may have noticed the new Duke Library Catalog application, which allows you to search the Duke Libraries catalog, database listing, and available full-text e-journals-- all without leaving your Facebook profile. But did you know that there is a similar tool for web browsers?

The Duke Libraries LibX browser extension installs a toolbar on your web browser which allows you to "search Duke's online catalog, e-journals, articles, databases, Google Scholar, WorldCat, or library web pages directly from your browser window"! Simply highlight and drag text from a web page (such as a book title or article citation) to locate it in the Duke Libraries or in a database. If you are searching from off-campus, the toolbar works with EZproxy to enable access to restricted databases via your NetID and password.

LibX was originally developed for Firefox, but is also available in a beta version for Internet Explorer. To download, visit .