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LibX Help

The Library Toolbar is a customizable browser plugin for Firefox and Chrome that provides direct access to Penn State's library resources.

 

Installation

(Be sure to start in a Firefox or Chrome browser window as appropriate.)

Step 1. Download and Install the Library Toolbar Browser Plugin.

Step 2. Set Google Scholar preferences to Penn State. (For off-campus users.)

Penn State's Library Toolbar is a version of LibX; information about the original plugin can be found here.

 

Features

The toolbar features links to library resoure, direct searching of the library's catalog, embedded cues, and more! For a full description of the toolbar's features, see the features explanation on Rutger's website.

 

Customization

Users can choose to hide the toolbar to conserve screen space.  The right-click context menus will still be available when the toolbar is hidden. To hide the toolbar, do one of the following:

  • Select "disable toolbar" when you install LibX.
  • In Windows, press F9 to toggle back and forth between showing/hiding the toolbar.
  • Choose View --> Toolbars --> LibX PSUL to toggle back and forth between displaying/hiding the toolbar.

You can also fine-tune the toolbar and context menu by tweaking the plugin's preferences. (Recommended only for advanced users.) After installing the plugin for your browser, click on the toolbar's Penn State icon and select "Fullview," then "Preferences" to manually configure the plugin.

 

Feedback

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