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Library Quick Start Guide for Students

Welcome to the Claremont Colleges Library! Use this guide to get oriented and learn the basics of what the library has to offer.

LibX - A Toolbar that Searches Library Resources

What is LibX?

  • Toolbar: LibX is a Firefox toolbar that allows you to quickly search the catalog, Google Scholar, and the E-Journals List
  • Right-click menu: when you have installed LibX you can highlight text on a web page or PDF and right-click for a menu of search options

Install LibX

Install Firefox add-on

If Firefox displays a message "To protect your computer, Firefox prevented this site... from installing software on your computer.", press the button labeled "Edit Options..." and click "Allow" add libx.org to the list of websites from which extensions may be installed. Then click "Ok" and visit the "Install" link again.

More information about LibX

Link Google Scholar to Library Resources

In Google Scholar you can customize your preferences so it knows you are using the Claremont Colleges Library. This will help you link to library resources such as subscription-based journal articles when searching, whether you are on or off campus.

  1. Go to the Scholar Preferences page
  2. In the Library Links box, search for Claremont Colleges
  3. Select both options that come up
  4. Scroll down and save your preferences
  5. Now you'll see a "Full Text @ Claremont" link that links you to journal articles that the library pays for as well as all the open access articles in Google Scholar