Library Hacks

Want to view a specific resource or URL while off-campus?

If yes, then use the URL Link Generator!

How?

Simply paste the document URL into the box below and click "create." This will add the correct prefix to your URL and lead you to the Off-Campus Access page. Once you have connected from off-campus you will be taken to the article--it's just that easy.

Paste URL here and click the button:
 

 
Durable URL:


FIU Libraries LibX 2.0

The FIU Library edition was developed with LibX release version 2.0 which is only available for Firefox and Chrome.

For Chrome Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Chrome, click here. You will be taken to a new page with a button for adding FIU LibX 2.0 to Chrome.

After clicking on the button, a pop-up window will appear you asking you to confirm that you want to install LibX as a browser extension. If you are ok with adding the extension, click Add. For more information on LibX Privacy Policy, please see the LibX Settings section.

A new pop-up window will appear in the top right-hand corner of your browser notifying you that you have added the extension successfully. An icon for LibX will also appear in your browser.

Clicking on the LibX icon will give you access to the drop-down LibX toolbar.

For Firefox Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Firefox, click here.

A dialogue box will appear on your screen. Click on Install Now to add the LibX extension to your browser.

A new pop-up window will appear in the left-hand corner of your screen below the address bar notifying that you need need to restart Firefox in order for the extension to be installed.

Firefox should close and reopen automatically and an icon for LibX will also appear in your browser. Clicking on the icon will give you access to the drop-down LibX toolbar.

For Chrome Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Chrome, drag the button to your Bookmarks Bar. If your bookmarks bar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Always Show Bookmarks Bar." It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching. You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Firefox Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Firefox, right click on the button and select "Bookmark This Link" to add it to your bookmarks or drag the link to your Bookmarks Toolbar. If your bookmarks toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option, select "Toolbars" and check "Bookmarks Toolbar." You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Safari Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Safari, drag the button to your Toolbar. If your toolbar is hidden, go to the View menu option and select "Show Toolbar." It is recommended that you put the bookmarklet somewhere prominent in the bar so it is easy to find and click while researching. You can also edit and rename the bookmarklet.

For Internet Explorer Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet in Internet Explorer, right click on the button and select "Add to Favorites..." from the menu. If a dialogue box asks you if you'd like to continue, click 'Yes.' In the 'Add a Favorite' options, choose the 'Create In' drop-down menu and select 'Favorites Toolbar.' You can also rename the bookmarklet here if you want to. Click Add.

For iPad Users

To install the EZproxy Bookmarklet on an iPad, in Safari save this page as a bookmark, then edit the bookmark to rename it to something more descriptive about it being a bookmarklet for EZproxy, and paste the following JavaScript into the URL field:

javascript:void(location.href='http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url='+location.href);