The Library is looking for feedback on new products and tools. The Database Trials section lists the ever changing set of databases we are considering for purchase. The Betas section provides a preview of tools and interfaces which are in development (and may be a little rough around the edges). The Tools & Widgets section includes useful plugins and widgets to make your browser a more powerful research tool.
The Library maintains a collection of standardized printed test instruments utilized in the fields of education and psychology. Try our new Test Collection Search to find out what is in the collection.
Tools & Widgets
Set Your Google Scholar To Use Findit!
If you use Google Scholar when working off campus, you can now set your preferences to use the Library's Find It! service to help you access the full text of articles available through Library subscriptions.
Lens search plugins
Add Lens searches to your browser. Choose the right plugin for your browser:
LibX is a Firefox plugin that gives you quick and easy access to Library resouces (catalog, electronic journals, and the like):
The LibX plugin provides a toolbar to search library materials, a context menu, and adds conveniece links to pages. LibX is developed at Virginia Tech. To learn more about the LibX project, go to http://libx.org/.
Having trouble getting to Library databases and electronic journals from off campus? Use the ProxyIt! bookmarklet to easily send the link through the proxy server to get campus-like access.
* In Firefox or Safari, drag this ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐ link to your bookmarks toolbar. * In Internet Explorer, right-click on this ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐ link and select "Add to Favorites..." (you may receive a Security Alert warning that the favorite may not be safe, click on "Yes" to continue) choose where in your Favorites you wish to save the bookmarklet and then click on "OK".