The Library Toolbar currently works only with Firefox 1.5 or higher and with Internet Explorer. Safari, Opera, Chrome and other browsers are not supported.
For Firefox, Click here to install the Toolbar, then restart Firefox. 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 libx.org to the extension list. Then click "Ok" and go back to the "Install" link.
For Internet Explorer, Click here to install.
- Magic Button - On a webpage or in a PDF, highlight the title of an article you want and drag and drop the selected text onto the Scholar button. The Library Toolbar will use Google Scholar and Find@UVa to take you either directly to your article or to a Find@UVa page with linking options.
TIP: Be sure you set "University of Virginia Libraries" as your Library Link in Google Scholar Preferences.
- Right-click Menu - Highlight text on the webpage and right-click to get search options in the menu. You can also drag and drop the highlighted text into the search box or onto the Scholar button.
- Cues - In Amazon, the New York Times Book Review, Google and other Web sites click on the orange Rotunda to see if the U.Va. Libraries have the item.
On some pages, an ISBN, a number that identifies a particular edition of a book, may be a hyperlink that searches Virgo.
- Search in the Toolbar - Search Virgo, the Find@UVa Journals List, Google Scholar or WorldCat. Put a term in the search box then use the down arrows to choose a database and what kind of search to do. Clicking the white down arrow adds another search field, handy for multiple keywords in Virgo searches.
- Library Links - Click the down arrow next to LibX U.Va. for some handy Library links.
Click the down arrow next to LibX U.Va. and choose LibX Preferences. You can set the tab or window for displaying search results and the options that appear in the right-click menu.
If you like the toolbar, but think it takes up too much space, you can hide it. You can still use the Magic Button and the Right-Click Menu for searching and easily bring the toolbar back when you need to enter a search term. You can toggle the toolbar on and off in any of three ways:
- Click the orange Rotunda button in the Status Bar at the bottom of the window and check or uncheck "Show Toolbar"
- Press F9 (note that this may be unavailable if used by another program)
- Press Ctrl-F6 (note that this may be unavailable if used by another program)
About the Toolbar
The Library Toolbar is the Virginia edition of LibX. LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech. More information about LibX is available at http://libx.org/