How to install and use the LibX Concordia browser extension
What is LibX Concordia and what can it do?
LibX Concordia is a browser extension for Chrome that keeps Concordia Library's resources a few keystrokes away no matter where you are wandering on the web. With LibX installed, you can use features such as your mouse's right-click button and a toolbar search box to quickly or automatically do things like:
- launch a Google Scholar search for an article referenced in a PDF document or web page and directly connect to it if Concordia subscribes
- Click on an ISSN, ISBN or DOI on any webpage to search our collections
Toolbar search box
Once installed, LibX Concordia will add a button in the top right of your browser window that expands into a search box for our Library Catalogue when you click on it:
You can use the default Keyword option, or instead choose a Title, Author, Subject, ISBN or Call Number search:
Right-click to search the Library Catalogue and more
LibX Concordia allows you to use the right-click button to automatically launch a Library Catalogue or Google Scholar search on selected text from a web page. After highlighting the text you want and using the right-click button, you will get a menu like this:
From here you can directly search the Library Catalogue or Google Scholar for the terms you have highlighted.
To change which search options are shown here, go to LibX Preferences > Context Menu.
Links to Concordia resources
LibX recognizes certain standard document codes (ISBN, ISSN, and DOI [Digital Object Identifier]) and turns them into search links. Even if you are not certain what the codes mean, clicking on these embedded links will automatically launch a search for Concordia resources via the library catalogue (for books) or Findit@Concordia (for journal articles).
Troubleshooting & Help
For help with downloading see the Install LibX Concordia page.
If some options or functions do not seem to be working, try taking a look at the LibX Preferences.