LibX GT - the web localizer

LibX GT is a search and discovery add-on/plug-in for your web browser. This super-powered extension offers:

  • Toolbar: Search the GT Library Catalog, the e-journals list and Google Scholar directly from the optional toolbar. Search terms can be entered directly, or 'dragged & dropped' onto the search box.
  • Right-click menu: For easier and more direct off-campus access to some GT-only resources, right-click to "reload via GT Library Proxy".
  • Embedded links: LibX GT will also embed links on search results in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Scholar, NYT Book Reviews, and more that will lead you to GT-only resources

1. Toolbar:

Enter search words in the box in the LibX GT toolbar; the GT Catalog is the default, but you can switch to Classic GT Catalog (GIL), eJournal List, or Google Scholar. You can search by multiple terms in different fields (author, title, ISBN/ISSN, etc.) and by clicking on the down arrow you can add additional search boxes. Which fields can be searched changes based on which database is being searched.

LibX toolbar

 

2. Right-click menu:

Highlight text on a web page or PDF document and right-click to get the following menu:

Right-click Menu


From this menu you can: directly search the GT Catalog or Google Scholar (try this with a citation!) get off-campus access to GT-only resources by reloading the page via our proxy server.

Alternatively, instead of right-clicking, you can drag and drop the selected text into the search box on the toolbar, or directly onto the Google Scholar button (which will immediately run a Scholar search).

Also, the context menu will change, depending on what text is highlighted. For instance, if an ISBN is selected, you will be offered appropriate ISBN searches. Currently recognized are CrossRef DOIs, ISBNs, ISSNs, and PubMed IDs.

 

Embedded Links3. Embedded links:

Embedded links within Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Scholar, NYT Book Reviews, etc.

LibX places the FindIt@GT cue in web pages such as:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Google
  • Google Scholar (*you must select GT as your library in your Google Scholar Preferences*)
  • New York Times Book Reviews
  • Yahoo! Search, and more...

Click on the cue to get online access to the article or to see if GT owns the book. Watch this screencast for examples of this cool feature.