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RELST/WGST 4750/7750 Women, Religion, and Culture: LibX

Install MU Libraries Libx 2.0 Plugin

Note: LibX 2.0 was written for Firefox and Chrome.

Copyright and Privacy

  • By using this extension your browser may send the URL of visited pages to MERLIN.  Such information is sent only if you are actively using the extension.
  • To avoid this you must turn off the referrer URL by setting network.http.sendRefererHeader to 0 in Firefox preferences
    • Note: Some web sites that require referer information will not work correctly.

Unless otherwise specified on this page, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License (Duke University). LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.

If you're having trouble installing LibX, see our installation help page. For other questions or suggestions, contact the webmaster.

What is LibX?

"LibX demonstrates the power of client-side technology in providing users with direct access to library resources while doing research on the web. Practical implications: LibX makes access to library resources immediate and effortless."*  Annette Bailey, Virginia Tech


  • Embedded Links
    • Look for when you are at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Books, the New York Times Book Review, and many other sites.

*Library Hi Tech, Vol. 24, No. 2. (2006), p. 290.

LibX Plugin for Searching Library Resources

  • Click on the MU icon to the right of the address bar.

LibX plugin


  • Enter search words in the box in the LibX toolbar
  • Click on the Library Catalog link to display additional search options.



  • Select the database/catalog you wish to search.
    • The MERLIN catalog is the default, but you can switch to Discover@MU, FindIt@MU or Google Scholar.
    • You can search by multiple terms in different fields (author, title, ISBN/ISSN, etc.)
  • The fields searched changes based on which database is being searched.



  • Scroll down the menu to see more options.