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Browser Plug-In (LibX for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer): Instructions

How to add the Library's LibX plug-in to your Web browser and have instant access to our resources wherever you are on the Web.

LibX Instructions

What is LibX?

  • LibX is a Web browser plugin for Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer that provides easy direct access to your Library’s resources, no matter where you are on the Web.
  • LibX adds a toolbar to your browser that allows you to search for:
    • Online books and other materials in the Library’s catalog (Aquabrowser) or classic catalog.
    • Online articles in the Library's resource discovery service (Smart Search [Primo]) or in Google Scholar.
    • Online journals in our A-Z journal list.
  • LibX gives you direct access to many restricted Web sites such as JSTOR, EBSCOhost, and ProQuest, without needing to go through the Library website.  Just right-click on any Web page and look for the green "NU" icon at the bottom of the pop-up menu. If it says you have access, click on the icon to reload the page via EZproxy, then enter your NU ID and password.(If you're using your own computer, you can save your ID and password so you don't have to enter it again.)
  • LibX also lets you find Library resources from popular Web sites such as Amazon and Google Books, where clicking on the green NU icon (or an ISBN or DOI [digital object identifier] link) will trigger a search of the Library's catalog or article databases for the book or article you want.

How Do I Install It?

Library Authentication

To view restricted content via LibX you must be authenticated via the Library's proxy server.

Whenever you see the Library Authentication page,

  • ID: enter your 9-digit National University ID
  • Password: enter your birthdate in MMDDYY format (for example, enter "October 13, 1993" as "101393")

If you are accessing library resources from your own computer, you can save your credentials (ID and password) to make logging in easier