LibX Syracuse University Edition
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Install the LibX Syracuse University Edition Extension
What is LibX Syracuse University Edition?
- It is an installable browser plugin (Firefox and Chrome) for direct library access to assist scholars with their research.
- LibX Syracuse University Edition is a free plugin based on the free LibX plugin distributed under the Mozilla Public License.
Why would I need LibX Syracuse University Edition?
- The plugin helps Syracuse University affiliated students, scholars, staff, and faculty to directly access several library resources from within their web browser.
What direct services are available through the LibX Syracuse University Edition plugin?
- The most common and useful service is one-click access to SU Library’s EZproxy server for those working remotely off-campus.
- Search SU Library’s Classic Catalog directly from within your browser.
- Search SU Library’s E-Journal Locator directly from within your browser.
- Search Google Scholar directly from within your browser.
What are some of the key features of the LibX Syracuse University Edition plugin?
- Toolbar & Right-Click Context Menu — Search your library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu.
- Support for off-campus access via EZProzy — Using the Library’s off-campus proxy, 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.
- Quick full text access to journal articles — LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by your Library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap.
- Support for embedded cues — LibX places cues in web pages you visit if your library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the Library has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book’s entry in Classic Catalog. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature.
Which browsers are compatible?