Install Duke LibX (Firefox version) - see below for more details and installation notes
Install Duke LibX (Internet Explorer version) - see below for more details and installation notes
(note that as of 5/1/2013 this seems to longer be available)
(OLD!) LibX FAQ (from libx.org)
(OLD!) Screenshots and screencasts demonstrating the use of LibX (from libx.org)
Please Note: The content below applies to LibX version 1.5 which is no longer officially supported. You can attempt to install this version but it may not function correctly. You will have the best experience using the current version of LibX, which supports Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
LibX is a web browser extension (also known as a plug-in or add-on) that places a toolbar in your browser, visual "cues" in certain web pages that link to Duke Library resources related to the item you're viewing, and new menu items in the right-click menu in your browser, getting you quick access to Duke Library resources from whatever web page you're on.
Here are some of the things you can do with Duke LibX:
Please note: LibX v1.5 does not function well with the current version of Firefox. Insead, we suggest using the Extended Support Release version (currently at 17).
Firefox may display a message that reads "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site (library.duke.edu or libx.org) from installing software on your computer." Since some browser plugins could potentially be malicious, Firefox prompts with this warning when you attempt to install a new add-ons to it. The open source LibX add-on was developed by Virginia Tech and is in use by many universities around the world, and we believe it not to pose any security or privacy risks. If you wish to use the LibX add-on, you will need to tell Firefox that you trust the source of the program, and to allow it to be installed.
To continue the installation after seeing this warning, press the button labelled "Edit Options..." that has appeared near the top of your browser window and click "Allow" to add library.duke.edu or libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "OK" and visit the above "Install" link again. After the installation is completed, you will need to restart your browser for the add-on to take effect.
A version of LibX was developed for Internet Explorer version 7. It is not reliably supported on IE versions higher than 7. More information is available on the LibX website
Click this link to install the Duke Libraries edition of LibX in Internet Explorer (please note that as of 5/1/2013 this seems to no longer be available)
Internet Explorer may display a "File Download - Security Warning" dialogue box and ask "Do you want to run or save this file?" To install the LibX add-on, click the "Run" button.
Internet Explorer may then display an "Internet Explorer - Security Warning" dialogue box stating "The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?" Since some browser add-ons could potentially be malicious, Internet Explorer provides you with this warning before it installs LibX. The open source LibX add-on was developed by Virginia Tech and is in use by many universities around the world, and we believe it not to pose any security or privacy risks. If you wish to use the LibX add-on, click the "Run" button to allow it to be installed.
The LibX for IE Setup Wizard will then begin. Follow the prompts through the Wizard to install LibX for IE. At the end, click "Finish" to complete the Wizard, view the Installation Notes, and, optionally, start Internet Explorer.
For more information about LibX, visit the (OLD!) LibX Homepage.
For questions or concerns about this tool, please Ask a Librarian.
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