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LibX @ Emory is a Chrome extension that provides direct access to Emory University Library resources.

LibX Features

The LibX browser plug-in provides direct access to Emory University Library resources. It features:

Pop-up & right-click context menu: Search discoverE directly from the LibX pop-up or using the right-click context menu.

Quick full text access to many journal articles: LibX can use Google Scholar to search for articles and direct you to the electronic copy subscribed to by Emory Libraries. Select a citation, then click Find It @ Emory.

Support for off-campus access via EZProxy: Using the Emory Libraries' EZProxy server, 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.

Pubmed IDs link to Emory's SFX OpenURL resolver. Example: PMID: 16646082.

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, and given an ISBN can find a book in discoverE even if Emory's Libraries hold this book under a different ISBN.

Installing LibX

Installation:

  • Install LibX for Chrome (LibX is no longer supported for Firefox)
    • Go to LibX
    • If you are on campus, LibX should recommend the "Emory University Edition". Click on the link.
    • Click on the blue button with the text "Install LibX Emory University for [browser name]"
    • Click on the grey button with the text "Add LibX 2.0 Emory University Edition to Chrome". If there is a pop-up window, click on "Add extension"
  • Click here to set Emory University in your Google Scholar preferences.

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Troubleshooting

If you have been using the LibX plugin successfully and it has stopped working correctly, try updating the plugin. It's easy to do:

  1. Click on the LibX icon in your menu bar (it looks like the Emory shield).
  2. Click on "About."
  3. Click "Change edition" and search for Emory. Use the "Load this edition" link to get the newest version of the LibX plugin.
  4. Restart your browser to complete the update.

 

LibX Proxy feature

Libx Toolbar screenshot

LibX right click context menu

Screenshot of right-click menu configured to display multiple search types. Ignore unrelated items in upper section.

LibX Preferences Menu

Copyright

Copyright:

LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage. LibX is available for customization by other libraries.

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