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LibX Wyoming Libraries Edition
Install LibX for Wyoming Libraries:
  Firefox Edition
  Chrome Edition

  If you have trouble installing LibX,
  see below.

LibX - Wyoming Libraries Edition is a web browser extension that provides direct access to resources available to WYLDCAT users.




LibX features:


Toolbar & right-click context menu: Search the library catalog directly from the LibX toolbar as shown above, or by highlighting any text on a web page and clicking the right mouse button to invoke the right-click context menu. (see image at right)

Support for off-campus/remote 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.

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 WYLD Network. 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.
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)

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 WYLD has to offer. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in WYLDCAT. Cues are displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages. Watch this screencast for examples of this 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.


Installation (Firefox):

Get your edition now by clicking on: LibX for Firefox (Wyoming Libraries Edition, LibX 2.0)

You may need to restart your browser for the installation to complete fully.

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 libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.


Installation (Chrome):

Get your edition now by clicking on: LibX for Chrome (Wyoming Libraries Edition, LibX 2.0)

Click through the warning message about installing extensions in Chrome and then look for the LibX logo in the upper right corner of the browser. Click on the logo and in the search box type 'Wyoming' to bring up the list of LibX editions starting with the word Wyoming. Select the Wyoming Libraries Edition. The blue paw logo will now appear. Click on the blue paw to invoke the LibX menu to search WYLDCAT.


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 behavior, 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 LibX.org.