Here is a list of tools to help you with library research, including searching Addison and databases, off campus access to resources, and managing citations of works for your research projects.
LibX Virginia Tech Edition is a browser extension that provides direct access to Virginia Tech Library resources. It features:
Add these search plugins to your browser for quick access to several types of searches in Addison, including keyword, title, and author searches.
Many databases provide search plugins for your browser to enable quick searching of their contents. Some of these do not work with Off Campus Sign In; you will need to connect to the campus VPN to enable searching from off campus.
From the Web of Knowledge portal, you can click on the register for more features link, create an account using your Virginia Tech email address, and then Sign in to access EndNote Web from the portal. If you have previously established an account at the Web of Knowledge portal, you can access EndNote Web without taking any additional steps. Alternatively, go directly to the EndNote Web site and Sign Up for an account. You must use your Virginia Tech email address when you register.
A "Bookmarklet" is a script or short program that that can be installed on your web browser's Bookmarks Toolbar or in your bookmarks/favorites list. If you can't see this toolbar go to your browser's menus and make sure to View->Toolbars->Bookmarks Toolbar is selected if you are using Netscape, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. If you are using Internet Explorer make sure View->Toolbars->Links is selected.