LibX Firefox Extension

Click here to install LibX JDL Library's edition Version 1.1

LibX Toolbar

LibX is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to JDL's resources. It features:

Context Menu

Toolbar & right-click context menu: Search the JDL catalog, MelCat and WorldCat directly from the LibX toolbar or using the right-click context menu.

Quick full text access to journal articles: LibX uses Google Scholar to search for article. 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: LibX places cues 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 Addison. 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.



Click here to install LibX JDL Library's edition Version 1.1

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" 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.


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


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.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage.