What is LibX?
Once installed you will have quick links on your toolbar to search the Catalogue and Leicester eLink, or get straight to the Library website.
(Copyright: LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License.
LibX was created by Annette Bailey and Godmar Back at Virginia Tech).
Have you recently upgraded to Firefox 8.0 or higher? You need to un-install your existing LibX toolbar and install an updated version for it to work.
Features of the LibX toolbar
Search the Catalogue
With LibX you can search the Catalogue from any web page:
- by dragging-and-dropping text on the words "Search University of Leicester Catalogue" in the LibX toolbar.
- or by selecting text, right clicking it, and selecting the appropriate option from the context menu.
Support for off-campus access via EZproxy
LibX provides off-campus access to library resources from any web page, not just from the Library's web pages, through our EZproxy server. Follow the easy setup instructions below once you've installed LibX, then from any web page you can use the context menu to reload the page using EZproxy. When prompted for log in, enter your University IT account username and password to access the Library's resources as if you were on-campus.
Quick full text access to journal articles
LibX uses Google Scholar to search for articles and, if available, directs you to the full text electronic copy through the library's "E-link" page.
Turning your LibX toolbar off and on
It's easy to turn off your LibX toolbar - just toggle the F9 key on your keyboard to turn the toolbar on or off.
Remember: The LibX plugin is ONLY available for installation on your home PC or a PC where you are administrator.
Setting up the LibX toolbar
Go to LibX Preferences - it displays at the end of the pulldown list for UoL Library Links.
- Select the Tab 'Context Menu'
- Select the Tab 'Proxy'
- Ensure that the check box UoL EZProxy is checked/enabled
Once this is done, LibX allows you to access UoL subscribed electronic resources and databases. If you right click anywhere on the page you have arrived at, you will be given the option to reload this page through EZproxy. If this is a subscribed resource, you will gain access. A list of subscriptions is available from the Databases and eResources page.
For more information about LibX, visit the LibX homepage.