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Current issues with installing and using LibX
- Chrome - the LibX extension was removed from the Chrome store on 10 April 2019
- Firefox - LibX is no longer available via Firefox
Checkout the SFU Library Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet as an alternative to the LibX plugin. This bookmarklet routes your computer’s access through the Library, ensuring that you have access to material to which the Library subscribes.
What is LibX?
LibX is a web browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome.
With LibX you can easily search the SFU Library Catalogue and Google Scholar from within any web page.
Sample uses of LibX
Easy Catalogue searches
Highlight words on a web page, right click, and search the SFU Library's catalogue.
As an alternative, highlight search words and drag and drop them into the LibX toolbar.
The LibX embedded "L" Cue
On some sites, the LibX cue will appear. Click on the "L" cue to see if the SFU Library has the item.
Easy Google Scholar searches
Highlight words in a PDF document, drag them to the "Scholar" option in the LibX toolbar, and have LibX search Google Scholar for the highlighted words. This is great for looking up articles referenced in the PDF version of a document.
Access Library-subscribed content from off campus
Access items paid for on your behalf by the SFU Library when you are off campus using LibX's Off Campus Access Tool.
Get help with LibX
For assistance with LibX, please email SFU Library Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note: LibX does not work with Safari or Internet Explorer. If you use Safari or Internet Explorer, you may be interested in the library's Off Campus Access Bookmarklet. Use the bookmarklet to access library-subscribed fee-based journal articles directly from a publisher's web site.
Acknowledgement: LibX is an open source framework from which editions for specific libraries can be built. LibX was created by Annette Bailey and Godmar Back. LibX software is neither created nor maintained by the SFU Library. Problem reports involving this tool will be passed on to its creators.