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.
EndNote is bibliographic manager software allows researchers to save and organize results of database searches or lists of bibliographic references. A web-based product called EndNote Online is also available.
Virginia Tech's site license for EndNote has been renewed until May 2020. This means that current users of EndNote can continue to use the software without interruption, and new users of EndNote can download the software knowing that it will be available until at least 2020.
EndNote Online is the cloud-based version of EndNote. There is a free version anyone (including alumni) can use; students, faculty, and staff have access to the full version of EndNote web (that can sync with your installed desktop version) because of our subscription to Web of Science. You can install browser extensions to ease access to your EndNote libraries while searching online.