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LibX and You

How LibX toolbar can enhance your library experience

What is this number thing?!

So you have an ISBN or an ISSN or a DOI or a PMID but you have no idea what item it corresponds to and whether you can access that item through UMD.

Now it is the perfect time to use UMD's LibX add-on.

LibX attempts to identify these numerical ids and turn them into links. The links will go directly to our catalog or to FindIt on ResearchPort.

Sometimes LibX might not recognize a numerical ID or there might already be a cue on the entry (see tab "Do we have it? Cues"). In this case, just select the numerical ID with your mouse and right click to search the ID through WorldCat or FindIt.

For more info on why autolinking might not be working check out the Known Bugs subtab.

Examples of numerical IDs

ISBN- an International Standard Book Number is an internationally regulated system of identifying books by number. Publishers purchase a bunch of ISBNs at one time and then assign them to publications.

ISSN- an International Standard Serial Number is a government regulated system of identifying serials (journals) by number. All issues of the same journal will have the same ISSN unless the journal title has changed.

DOI- Digital Object Identifiers help identify specific journal articles.  These are frequently used for scientific articles.

PMID- PubMed IDs are strings of numbers that identify records in the PubMed database.

Download UMD LibX

LibX 2.0 is available for Firefox and Chrome. The Internet Explorer LibX is only available up to version 1.5.3. These links will allow you to download UMD's customized version of LibX for your browser of choice.