LibX is an extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome browsers that can help you discover and connect to Eastern Michigan University Library resources from any web page.
- Direct Search
When you click the LibX icon in the browser, a menu opens allowing you directly search:
- EMU Catalog
- EMU Esearch database
- EMU Journals by Title
- Google Scholar
- Right-click Context Menu
If you highlight text you want to search on a web page, clicking the right mouse button brings up a context menu that includes, among other things, a number of search choices.
- Drag-and-drop Citation on LibX Icon in Browser Window (only works in Firefox, NOT in Google Chrome)
If you highlight an article or book citation on a web page, then hold down the left mouse button and drag the citation over the LibX icon at the top of your browser window, a Google Scholar search will be run using the citation information. Google Scholar will then indicate if the EMU Library has access to the item, and if it is online, you will be able to link to it.
- Embedded Cues
LibX places the EMU Library icon, , in pages from a number of web sites. For instance, book pages at Amazon and Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the EMU Library catalog. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to see if the Library has the item.
LibX recognizes ISSNs, ISBNs, PubMed IDs and DOIs and turns them into autolinks that you may use to search for specific books and journals. ISBNs & ISSNs display the EMU Library catalog. Examples: 006073132X, 0-06-073132-X, 9780060731328, 978-0-06-073132-8, 0098-7484
DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) and Pubmed IDs, if present in a document, should turn into links to the
EMU FindText+ menu to help you determine if the EMU Library has access to the sources. Examples:
- Off-campus Proxy Page Reload
When you are working off-campus and come across a web site where documents are available only to subscribers, you can use the right-click LibX context menu (Reload Page via EMU EZProxy) to reload the page through our proxy server (after you login with your My.Emich username and password) to see if the EMU library is paying for access to the content.