What’s different about the Princeton University Library web browsers?
You may have noticed the LibX Toolbar upgrade to the Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers on computers in the library. If you haven’t seen it or tried it out, I highly recommend it. Adapted for Princeton University Libraries by Steve Adams, Biological and Life Sciences Librarian, this browser plug-in really will help “streamline the research process.”
This toolbar is more than just another search box in your browser. It allows you to:
- Easily navigate Princeton University Library online resources with a handy toolbar dropdown menu on the left.
- Perform advanced in-browser searching of a variety of databases, including: PUL Main Catalog, EBSCO, Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar and many more. A drop-down menu allows you to easily switch between databases without having to navigate to separate websites.
- Highlight text within the browser window to drag and drop it into the search bar, directly onto a selected database, or onto the Google Scholar button.
- Search for highlighted text in select databases with a right click.
- ISBNs, ISSNs, PubMed Ids, and DOIs in the body of a page become links to check the Main PUL Catalog for holdings.
- Easily check PUL holdings of books you find at your favorite online retailer.
For more detailed information about how to use this great new tool, visit Steve Adam’s LibX Toolbar Libguide at: http://libguides.princeton.edu/content.php?pid=6769&sid=42420