LibX for York University Libraries

The YUL LibX extension plugs you directly into the library from anywhere on the Web.  Highlight text in a web page, right-click and quickly perform a ‘context menu’ search in the YUL catalogue. Any webpage with bibliographic information, like an ISBN or ISSN number, will become a hyperlink that searches the YUL catalogue, or you’ll see the familiar ‘FindIt@York’ icon that will also connect you to the York library system.  See a new book announced on a publisher’s website and immediately link to the catalogue to see if it’s in the YUL collection and whether it’s available.

In addition to these behind the scenes functionality you can use the LibX toolbar to perform searches in the library catalogue from the comfort of your Internet browser.  Enter your search terms and execute keyword searches in the catalogue, the eResources database, or even in Scholars Portal.  You can drag and drop terms to the LibX toolbar from a web page or PDF article.  The toolbar also allows you to search Google Scholar by dragging search terms to the Scholar button.  Finding relevant resources in the library couldn’t be easier.

Give it a try! Point your Firefox browser here <> and bring your library to the Web!