Imagine searching your favorite article databases directly from your internet browser's search box. You can do it with a plug-in.
Plug-ins are small pieces of computer code that add features to your internet browser. There are plug-ins that allow you to search many of Duke's subscription databases directly from the search box in your browser toolbar.
Most search plug-ins work with Internet Explorer version 7 or Firefox version 2. If you are using another browser, you may want to consider switching (Firefox can be downloaded for free.)
Some database web sites provide access to search plug-in and specialized toolbars for download. WorldCat is a good example.
We at Duke are providing links below to search plug-ins for some of the most popular databases we subscribe to. Want one we haven't made yet? Email Reference and Research Services and ask for it.
Try looking at www.searchplugins.net to see if someone has created a search plug-in for a database you search regularly. If you are handy with computer code, you can try generating your own plug-in using their generator, and adding it to the list of freely available plug-ins.
Many of the following are for Duke affiliates only; they will ask for your NetID and password when you do a search with them if you are off campus. Simply click to install.
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