LibX Toolbar for Princeton


Install LibX 2.0 (works in both Firefox and Chrome):

If you're connecting from on campus (or through SRA), it should automatically show you the Princeton University Library edition. If not, click "Search for an edition for my community." Click the link for the Princeton University Library edition. You can test out the functionality on this page and then click to install the edition.

LibX PUL is a web browser plugin/extension/add-on for Firefox and Google Chrome that provides direct access to selected library resources. It offers several innovative features:

1. Library Links: Direct links to the most popular Princeton University Library links.

2. In-Browser Searching: A search box that provides direct access to several catalogs and databases from your web browser and allows construction of simple or advanced searches.

3. Right-Click Context Menu: Right-click menu that changes automatically depending on what is selected. For instance, if an ISBN is selected, the context menu will offer the option to search directly using that specific identifier. Currently recognized are CrossRef DOIsISBNs, and ISSNs, and PubMed IDs. You can fully configure which options appear in the "LibX Preferences" menu.

4. Autolinking: LibX automatically links CrossRef DOIsISBNs, and ISSNsPubMed IDs and other identifiers to the Main Catalog or FindIt@PUL . Examples:  006073132X0-06-073132-X9780060731328978-0-06-073132-80098-7484PMID: 1664608210.1103/PhysRevD.66.063511 , 10.1038/415863a , 10.1145/1075382.1075383 . The dotted line underneath each number indicates an autolink.

5. Google Scholar "Magic Button" (use Right Click menu in 2.0): Select text and search for the selected text in Google Scholar. In addition, LibX will read Scholar's results for you, determine whether the paper was found and if so, ask FindIt@PUL Find it@PUL Logo for a subscription copy, should you not have access to the copy to which Scholar links. FindIt@PUL will also allow you to request the article via Interlibrary Loan if princeton does not have access to that title. You can use this feature even from inside a PDF, which makes retrieving papers referenced in a PDF file a snap.

6. Support for Embedded Cues: LibX places clickable cues PUL Logo Icon near bibliographic data on compatible web pages. Whenever you see the cue, click on it to check Princeton's holdings for that item. For instance, book pages at Amazon or Barnes & Noble will contain cues that link to the book's entry in the PUL Catalog. Cues are also displayed at Google, Yahoo! Search, the NY Times Book Review, and other pages.


Anyone can download LibX PUL, but only Princeton University affiliates will be able to use the toolbar to search licensed databases (Scopus, ProQuest, etc.). Princeton University students, faculty and staff can use SRA or the Proxy Server for off-campus access to LibX PUL's authenticated resources. 

If you have comments or questions about LibX, please contact us.