Archive for October 12th, 2009

Info Tool of the Week: Library Toolbar

The Library Toolbar is a browser add-on for Firefox 1.5 or higher or Internet Explorer.  Safari, Opera, Chrome and other browsers are not supported.  The Library Toolbar provides a number of productivity tools:

Library Toolbar

  • Magic Button – On a webpage or in a PDF, highlight the title of an article you want and drag and drop the selected text onto the Scholar button. The Library Toolbar will use Google Scholar and Find@UVa to take you either directly to your article or to a Find@UVa page with linking options.
  • right click exampleRight-click Menu – Highlight text on the webpage and right-click to get search options in the menu. You can also drag and drop the highlighted text into the search box or onto the Scholar button.
  • Amazon exampleCues – In Amazon, the New York Times Book Review, Google and other Web sites click on the orange Rotunda to see if the U.Va. Libraries have the item.
    On some pages, an ISBN, a number that identifies a particular edition of a book, may be a hyperlink that searches Virgo.
  • Search in the Toolbar – Search Virgo, the Find@UVa Journals List, Google Scholar or WorldCat. Put a term in the search box then use the down arrows to choose a database and what kind of search to do. Clicking the white down arrow adds another search field, handy for multiple keywords in Virgo searches.
  • Library Links – Click the down arrow next to LibX U.Va. for some handy Library links.

For more information and a link for downloading the Library Toolbar, see or stop by any UVa library for a demonstration!

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