LibX at UND
LibX is a browser extension that gives you easy access to UND library resources. Among other things, LibX can:
- Highlight text and search the library catalogue or Google Scholar for that text.
- Identify items by ISBN, ISSN, DOIs and PubMedIDs
- Link materials in Amazon and Barnes and Nobles to the UND catalogue
The UND edition is available to download for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox here. See below for more details on how LibX can help you.
What Does It Do?
1. Search the UND Library Catalogue
You can search the library catalogue directly from your current page using using the right-click context menu or from the LibX browser toobar.
2. Inserts Context Cues
LibX will automatically insert cues in pages where the library might be able to offer a resource. For example, LibX will insert cues for print books on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you click the cue it will take you to a catalogue search for the item. This catalogue search uses the ISBN number provided by the bookseller page so we may still have the book in a different format even if your search returns no results. Try searching by title if you don’t get a result by ISBN.
3. Reload Pages through UND’s Resolver
If you come across a paywalled resource (for example, a journal article) while off campus, the LibX toolbar has the option to reload your page using a UND proxy, giving you access.
4. Autolink ISBN, DOI, and PMID Numbers
LibX will automatically search your current webpage for document identifier numbers such as ISBN, DOI, or PMID numbers. If it finds an identifier it will automatically transform it into a link to the library’s copy of the resource. It will also offer information about the object if you hover over the link.
Please note: when looking at ISBN numbers, this service works best for books over a year old. For newer titles it may deliver the error message “This ISBN is not known to OCLC. No metadata is available.” That is because LibX retrieves the book’s metadata through OCLC’s xISBN service and newer books tend to not have xISBN mapping yet. That doesn’t mean the library won’t have a copy if you click the link.
5. Insert OpenURL Resolver Links
Websites such as Wikipedia or the New York Times will often include openURL information when providing reference lists. This is invisible on the page but LibX will find that information and insert a ‘Find it at UND’ link to locate a library copy of the resource.