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LibX 2.0 University of Maine Edition

LibX Toolbar

LibX 2.0 University of Maine Edition is a Firefox and Google Chrome add-on that provides direct access to the Library's resources. It features:

• Toolbar context menu

Search the Library's catalog directly from the LibX toolbar using the customizable context menu.

• Support for off-campus access via EZProxy

Using the Library's off-campus proxy, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer.

• Right-click LibX Menu

Highlight and right-click a book title or author and select an URSUS search by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN.  LibX also allows you to search for reviews and scholarly articles related to the book or author.

LibX Right Click Menu

• Access Google Scholar "Magic Search"

Magic Button Image

Drag-and-drop citations to the "Magic Search" Scholar button to retrieve full-text content. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF file, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap!  Highlight the desired citation, drag it to the "Magic Button" and drop.

To use this feature, your library must be a Google Scholar library, or you must activate this link in the Firefox profile in which LibX is installed: Activate Google Scholar support. (See also LibX FAQ Question 11.) 

Note: The Scholar button is NOT the best place to start your research.  It is designed to help you get to Fogler's material when you already have a citation displayed in your browser.

Amazon book listingSupport for embedded cues

LibX places cues Fogler Link Icon in web pages you visit if your library has resources related to that page. Whenever you see the cue, click on the link to look at what the Library has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in URSUS. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature. (requires Macromedia Flash Plugin)

• 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 the library holds this book under a different ISBN.

The LibX 2.0 edition was last updated February 1, 2012 to work with Firefox versions 5 and up and Google Chrome on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OS-X.

firefoxClick here to load LibX 2.0 for Firefox.                             Click here to load LibX 2.0 for Google ChromeGoogle Chrome Logo

Follow the installation instructions that appear on your computer screen. 

Next, if you are installing LibX for the first time, click on the LibX 2.0 button that appears at the end of the URL address line of your browser window.

In the "Search for a LibX Edition" box, type in University of Maine Edition and click the selection that appears.

Search Edition Dialog Box

Click the "Load this Edition" link that appears.

LibX 2.0 Popup Interface

Access the LibX 2.0 pop-up interface by clicking on the University of Maine logo that now appears in place of the LibX 2.0 button on your browser window.  At this time, you may also wish to set your browser's "Add Ons" or "Extensions" Manager to allow automatic updates of the LibX toolbar for the future.

The LibX 2.0 pop-up interface may be customized to your personal preferences.  The default setting is Keyword search.  To change this default to search by title or author, click the blue arrow button at the end of the text box and remove any unwanted search categories that appear by closing them out by clicking on the red "x".  The default setting of the toolbar is to remember your preferred search field when the pop-up closes.

To explore further customization options, select "Preferences."

internet explorer Click here to install LibX for Internet Explorer University of Maine Edition --- Revision #9  

LibX 1.0 was released for IE in Dec 2008.  LibX IE is now feature complete.  You must have .Net 2.0 or later installed on your computer. Use Windows Update to verify that.  Troubleshooting assistance may be found at


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

XPI file last rebuilt on February 1, 2012.
LibX IE installation file last rebuilt on November 15, 2011.


By using this extension you may send the URL of pages you are currently visiting to your library's catalog server. Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension; it is never sent automatically. If you wish to avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in your preferences.

In addition, you may be sending information such as ISBN numbers to OCLC. Use LibX -> Preferences -> AJAX Options to turn this services off if desired.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.

Created by: Library Staff | Revised: 07/28/2015
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