Monthly Archives: July 2009

Columbia University Libraries Rolls out LibX Widget

Columbia University Libraries has recently rolled out the Columbia University Edition of LibX – a Firefox extension which provides direct access to Columbia’s resources. The LibX tool is a browser plugin, which allows you to conveniently search the Columbia University Libraries online catalog, CLIO, and follow embedded visual cues from Google Scholar, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The New York Times Book Review.

If you haven’t tried LibX, it’s a great time to start! This is a fantastic tool and will save you lots of time in searching.

Installation instructions:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/tools/libx_tool/install.html

User guide:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/services/tools/libx_tool/guide.html

After installation, look for the crown at sites like Amazon.com to make CLIO-searching a breeze!

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Visit the Digital Social Science Center

zigzagThe Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) located in Lehman Library provides a wide range of information and technology assistance for students and faculty.

DSSC brings together people, equipment, and information resources in an environment where users can work collaboratively, individually, or in consultation with a librarian and/or technology specialist.