LibX - Western Washington Edition

LibX - Western Washington Edition

LibX WWU Edition is a Firefox and IE extension that provides direct access to Western Library resources.



Toolbar: Search Western's library catalog, Summit, or Western's Journal Title Search directly from the LibX toolbar (see image above)

Right-click context menu:Select any text on any web page and right click to search by keyword, title, or author in Western's Library Catalog.

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 the Western Libraries. 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:

libxLibX places cues wwu in web pages you visit if Western Libraries have resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what Western Libraries have to offer.

For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in Western's Library Catalog. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages.

Support for off-campus access: You may reload a page through the Western's proxy server, or follow a link via the proxy server, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer.

Support for xISBN: A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions. LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service: you can find a book, given an ISBN, even if Western Libraries holds this book under a different ISBN. Simply highlight the isbn number, right click, and choose the option to "Search xISBN for ISBNs related to ..."


Click here to install LibX WWU for Firefox

Click here to install LibX WWU for IE

If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site... from installing software on your computer.", press the button labelled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" to add to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.

    This extension works with Firefox only. It does not work with other browsers such as Internet Explorer or Safari. It has been tested with Firefox versions 1.0, 1.5, and on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS-X. Copyright:

    LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.

    For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage. LibX is available for customization by other libraries.