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Widgets and Research Tools

This section of the Montana State University Library Web site lists a variety of widgets that you may find useful while conducting research.

What is a widget?    Watch our widget video tutorial
Widgets bring the Library Web services to you. They include Web applications, simple add-ons for your Web browser, and other shortcuts that make researching a little easier. If you would like to learn more about widgets, read this Newsweek article on the topic.
How do I get started?
Each of the widgets we've listed on our site includes a description and installation instructions. Click on a widget below to learn more.

LibX Toolbar for Montana State University Library

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search and cite Montana State University resources.

Google Gadgets for Montana State University Library

A range of applications you can add to your personalized Google homepage, Blackboard, or any other Web page.

Facebook App for Montana State University Library

An application you add to your Facebook account that allows you to search the Montana State University Library resources from within Facebook.

Catalog Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University Library catalog.

Journalist Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University journals collection.

Video Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the Montana State University Library video collection.

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

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search for Theses and Dissertations from Montana State University.

Collection 10 Search Plug-in for Montana State University Library

A Web browser add-on that allows you to search the James Willard Schultz "Photographs of American Indians" collection.