Let a Web 2.0 Tool increase your success in searching!

June 28th, 2010

Have you heard of the Campus Library Toolbar? This exciting tool is incredible.  Want to go to Oncourse?  You’re there!  Need access to OneStart?  Click and select.  Does the schedule of classes get lost in the shuffle?  Just point and click!  Include the value-added links to Campus Library resources and services and you have a Web 2.0 Tool designed to enhance your IU East experience.  It is easy to use – no addresses to remember or bookmarks to find.

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This toolbar installs in Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers and lets you find IU East related resources. Go quickly to Oncourse, OneStart, or the IU Knowledge Base. Obtain quick access to library articles, resources, and information.  Enter your search in the text box and find resources in one of five drop-down, article resources.  Drag a term to the Google button on the left to search it automatically. Follow the links below to add the toolbar to your browser.  Install this version first, then upgrade to Firefox’s newest version-3.6.  The permanent URL for the Firefox extension is http://libx.org/editions/71/B8/71B82B5A/libx-71B82B5A.xpi . The permanent URL for the IE plugin is http://libx.org/editions/71/B8/71B82B5A/libx-71B82B5A.exe.

 

Enhancements to the Campus Library Toolbar, powered by LibX.org, allow better interaction in the newest Firefox version.  A few other additions bring quick access to IU East, enabling IU East to be a keystroke and a click closer.  Let a Web 2.0 tool aid your research, click to IU East Campus Library Services, or other IU services in a flash!

 

I’m Sue McFadden, here to help you connect to E-Resources.  If you want a preview, help setting up, or if you experience any issues with the toolbar, please let me know at smcfadde@iue.edu .  Firefox users are automatically notified of updates. The idea behind the toolbar is to embed IU East and the Campus Library in the browser, providing ease of access and a Google-like experience.

 

The installation information and the permanent edition pages are located at http://libx.org/editions/71/B8/71B82B5A/libx.html. This URL is currently being redirected to http://libx.org/editions/download.php?edition=71B82B5A.  The LibX organization provides the tool to the library community freely and in connection with national library grant funds. For more information, see http://libx.org.