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About: Research Tools and Widgets

The research tools and widgets listed on this page will make it easier for you to find resources at the Montana State University Library. Each item below includes a short description of the tool widget and instructions on getting started.

LibX Toolbar for Montana State University Library

What is it?
This toolbar is a browser plugin for Firefox or Internet Explorer. With it you can search the library's collection from any webpage. Find reliable sources by copying and pasting titles, author names, ISBNs or other text in the search box or highlight the text you're looking for, right-click, and select the library.
How can this help me?
It makes research that much easier.
Click here to add the LibX Toolbar to your browser
More Info:
LibX, a browser plugin for Library

Google Gadget for Montana State University Library

What is it?
An application you can add to your personalized Google homepage, Blackboard, or any other Web page. Allows you to search top library resources - the catalog, databases and more - and links you directly to major library services.
How can this help me?
This gadget combines the top MSU Library services in one tiny widget.
Click here to add this gadget to your Google Homepage
Click here to add this gadget to Blackboard or any other Web page
More Info:
Google Homepage
Google Gadgets for your Webpage

Facebook App for Montana State University Library

What is it?
An application you add to your Facebook account that allows you to search the Montana State University Library resources from within Facebook.
How can this help me?
This tool saves you time. Find quality resources from the Montana State University Library from within your Facebook account.
Click here to add this application to your Facebook account
More Info:
Facebook Homepage

Catalog Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

What is it?
A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University Library catalog.
How can this help me?
This tool saves you time. There is no need to go to the Library Web site if you want to search the catalog. Search it directly from your Web browser.
Click here to install this Web browser add-on to Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0
More Info:
Supported Browsers

Journalist Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

What is it?
A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University Journalist.
How can this help me?
This tool saves you time. There is no need to go to the Library Web site if you want to search Journals. Search directly from your Web browser.
Click here to install this Web browser add-on to Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0
More Info:
Journals at MSU

Video Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

What is it?
A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University Library video collection.
How can this help me?
This tool saves you time. Search directly for films, movies, and the latest videos in the library collection from your Web browser.
Click here to install this Web browser add-on to Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0
More Info:
New Books, Videos, and More (updated weekly)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

What is it?
A Web browser add-on that allows you to search for Theses and Dissertations from Montana State University.
How can this help me?
Easily search for recent research from a multitude of Montana State University departments and programs from your Web browser search bar.
Click here to install this Web browser add-on to Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0
More Info:
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from Montana State University

Collection 10 Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

What is it?
A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the James Willard Schultz "Photographs of American Indians" collection.
How can this help me?
Quickly search a popular special collection from Digital Initiatives at Montana State University Library.
Click here to install this Web browser add-on to Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0
More Info:
Digital Initiatives at Montana State University Library