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Use the LibX extension in Firefox or Chrome to streamline your research.

Important Update for Firefox

The latest update of Firefox will break LibX. The developers are working on updating their code, but it may be some time before they can release it.


Install LibX

LibX is currently only available for Chrome.

If you are on the campus network, it will automatically offer you the UChicago edition. If you are off campus, enter uchicago in the search box  under "Search for a LibX edition:"

What is LibX?

LibX is a browser addon that simplifies access to Library research tools. Install LibX and you can access these tools with one click in your browser

  • The Library Catalog
  • Articles Plus
  • The Electronic Journals database
  • Google Scholar

LibX also lets you search the catalog from pages at and will add links to our ejournals database to many web pages where it finds citations.


How do I Access LibX?

LibX adds a button to your browser

Click the button to open the search form. Enter your search terms and click search. Results will open in a new browser tab or window.

Click the grey text next to Search to change the source being searched.