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LibX -- the Library in your Browser


LibX Brown Edition is a web browser add-on that provides direct access to Brown library resources. After installing you will see a small Brown shield in the upper right of your browser toolbar. Click on the shield to open the LibX in-browser search options and to set preferences for the context menu.

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LIBX FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Customizable Right-Click Context Menu

    The right-click context menu allows you to highlight text on a web page to search JOSIAH, WorldCat, Google Scholar, or other resources.

    You can customize this menu by 1) clicking the small Brown icon on your browser toolbar, 2) selecting "Preferences" on the left and 3) clicking the "Context Menu" tab at the top. Once in the Context Menu, click the blue arrows to open the various search options. See SCREENSHOT.

  • In-Browser Searching
    After you install LibX 2, look for a small Brown shield in the upper right of your browser toolbar. Click on the shield to open LibX and then click on the arrow after "SEARCH" to open the search options available in your browser toolbar.

  • EZProxy Support
    Use LibX when you find an article on the web that costs money to view. The LibX right-click menu option to “Reload page via Brown Library Proxy Server” lets you find out fast whether Brown provides access to online full text.

  • Auto-links
    LibX recognizes ISSNs, ISBNs, PubMed IDs and DOIs on web pages and turns them into autolinks that you may use to search Brown’s collections for specific books, journals and articles. Linked ISSNs are especially helpful for tracing journals that have changed their titles.