November 2017: If you have upgraded to FireFox 57, LibX will no longer work due to a major change in their add-on framework.
We will post here when the developers of LibX have an upgrade available - for now, we recommend you use the LibX extension in Chrome browser.
An alternative solution may be to use Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), which will be supported by Mozilla until June 2018.
Install MIT Lib X:
If LibX asks you to “select a LibX edition,” type “MIT,” select the MIT Libraries version, and you’re set!
Still having problems? Ask us.
LibX is a browser add-on you can download for Firefox and Google Chrome. LibX will give you easier access to MIT resources from anywhere. LibX will help you to:
Have you ever tried to view an article online, but you get stopped with an error because the web site doesn't acknowledge that you're from MIT? LibX helps with that, whether you're on or off campus!
Instead of having to do a search in Vera to find the article again, with LibX, right-click (or control-click on a Mac) to see the menu to "reload the page via MIT Libraries Proxy." You may be asked to authenticate through Touchstone, and then, if the MIT Libraries subscribe to the resource, you'll be able to view it right away.
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LibX places an MIT icon - - in web pages such as:
Wherever you see the MIT icon, click it to see if MIT owns the book or article.
You can search by multiple terms in different fields (author, title, ISBN/ISSN, etc.) by clicking on the down arrow to add additional search boxes. The fields that are displayed change according to which database you're searching.
LibX adds more options to your browser that you can see from the right-click menu (or control-click on a Mac). Highlight text on a web page or PDF document and right-click to see something like this:
From this menu you can:
Configure the right-click menu: