Try our Firefox Toolbar for searching Barton & Google Scholar!

Posted July 20th, 2006 by Darcy Duke

Try our new beta information tool – LibX!

LibX is a Firefox toolbar you can download that allows you to quickly search the Barton catalog, Vera, Google Scholar, the SFX FullText Finder and other search tools. It also embeds links to MIT-only resources in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Scholar, NYT Book Reviews, and more. It can also help you connect from off-campus, quickly track down the full text of citations and more.

So try it out – let us know what you think! LibX is still in beta mode, so we’d like to get feedback on what worked well, what didn’t and how useful a tool you find it.

To get more information and to download: LibX – MIT Edition

To check out other new beta tools from the MIT Libraries, see our Betas page.

Try out our beta information tools – let us know what you think!

Posted July 20th, 2006 by Darcy Duke

The MIT Libraries are experimenting with new technologies to help make access to information easier. Try out the tools on the page below – they are still being tinkered with, but we’d like you to try them out and tell us what you think!

MIT Libraries’ Betas web site:

The site is offered in much the same spirit as Google’s technology playground: Google Labs. It’s a place to explore, share information, and give feedback.

A hallmark of betas is that they are somewhat rough and experimental, so these tools will not come with technical support, help desk numbers, or user manuals. But we’d still love to hear what you think, where you ran into problems, what could work better, etc.

Feel free to send questions or comments to