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Off-campus Access to Emory Digital Resources

Our bookmarklet helps you authenticate with Emory resources quickly.

Former LibX Users

Before it was discontinued, the LibX browser plug-in provided direct access to Emory University Library resources. The plug-in is no longer available for Firefox or Chrome, and we are searching for alternatives that approximate LibX's functionality, in addition to resolving the Emory proxy. This page will be updated when an alternative becomes available.

If you still have the LibX plugin installed, it may continue to work for some time. LibX features include:

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.

Emory Proxy Resolver Bookmarklet for Computers

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. When LibX was discontinued, many people found themselves without a solution for this useful feature.

We have prepared a simple bookmarklet that accomplishes this function. Here's what to do:

  1. Drag the Emory Proxy Resolver button to your bookmarks toolbar.
  2. When you need to load a journal article from off campus, click the bookmark. It should route the page through EZProxy and give you access as though you were on campus.

Emory Proxy Resolver

If you are using a mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) or are having issues dragging and dropping the bookmarklet button to your browser's bookmarks, you can also create your own bookmarklet manually. The exact method varies by which browser you use, but you'll want to view your list of bookmarks and ask to create a new one. Give it a name you'll remember easily, and for the URL address, use:

javascript:void(location.href="http://proxy.library.emory.edu/login?url="+location.href)

Once you've saved your bookmark, you can use it by clicking it when you're searching for journal articles when you're asked to pay. The bookmarklet will reroute your request through our proxy server. If we don't have access to it, you can try to acquire it another way:

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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