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The library provides installable software through subscriptions and volume licenses, plus a selection of specialized software on computers inside the library.

  • EndNote at Virginia Tech


    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.

  • LibX Virginia Tech edition

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    LibX Virginia Tech Edition is a browser extension that provides direct access to Virginia Tech Library resources. It features:

    • Toolbar and right-click context menu access to search tools
    • Support for off-campus access via Off Campus Sign In
    • Quick full text access to journal articles
    • Support for embedded cues on sites like Amazon and Google Scholar
    • Support for xISBN
  • BrowZine mobile and tablet app


    View our top periodicals from your tablet! BrowZine is a browsable newsstand of the library’s top journals. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field through push alerts of new table of contents.

  • Library bookmarklets

    A bookmarklet is a script or short program that that can be installed on your web browser's bookmarks toolbar. Once installed, you can select text and use the bookmarklet to lookup or act on that text.
  • App shelf

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    The Virginia Tech Libraries' App Shelf collects mobile device apps and websites that are useful when doing research on your mobile devices. Most apps are free, though we do list some that require payment when we find them particularly useful.

  • Port: digital research commons

    As a digital research commons, Port is the Virginia Tech Libraries' destination for individual scholars and project teams who need above-average technology and collaborative space to explore data, create knowledge, and develop interesting ways to express information. Graduate students and faculty are the primary audience, but Port is also open to undergraduate researchers on weekday evenings and all day on weekends.