How to enhance your browser with the CERN Document Server extensions

If you are using a browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, then you have probably noticed that browsers can be extended in different ways through add-ons (also called extensions or plugins). The CERN Document Server team is making new features available that interact with these add-ons to increase the usability and visibility of its services.

CDS search

Several browsers can automatically recognize that CDS has a search engine built in, and will propose to add CDS as a search engine in the browser search toolbar. For eg. when visiting CDS with Firefox or Internet Explorer you can click on the little arrow next to the selected search engine in the search box toolbar, and choose "Add CERN Document Server". This will let you later select CDS and search for document straight from this box. Chrome will instead suggest to search CDS after you have started typing the CDS url in the address/search bar: once CDS url is autocompleted, press "tab" to enter your query and search in CDS.

CDS toolbar

img84942500f4b644123e1abb051fd4943b.jpg Tip, idea Similar to the Google Toolbar that you may already be familiar with, you can now install a CERN Document Server (CDS) toolbar for your browser. The CDS toolbar will give you access to the powerful CERN Document Server search engine to be able to find the document you are looking for quickly - without having to open the CDS search interface page. The toolbar will enhance your browsing experience with the following features:
  • context-menu integration: i.e. right-click on an author name on any web page to open a search in CDS
  • auto-recognition of ISBN/ISSN book and periodical reference numbers on any page: means you can easily see if a resource is available in the CERN library
  • future integration with major digital content websites: including Amazon, Google Scholar and Wikipedia.
The CDS Toolbar is currently available for Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers and uses the LibX technology.


zotero.png Tip, idea Have you ever had to compile your personal bibliography while writing a resume/CV or a scientific article? Maybe you have been using CDS personal baskets to keep the list of articles together, but now you need a way to aggregate articles from other document servers or websites in the list as well? Thanks to the Zotero Firefox extension, it is now possible to do this with only a few mouse clicks. If you visit a website containing publications or scholarly information on CDS and other Zotero-powered web sites, Zotero enables you to save the material right away, it keeps the material organized and allows you to export this information to your favourite format (including BibTeX).


imgff2fc980222e731f2e39427444937d84.png Tip, idea If you have selected a particular collection or performed a particular search query on CDS, in addition to the popular email alert notification system, you can now stay up to date with recent papers on CDS via personalized RSS feeds from that collection or query. After entering the query you are interested in, just click on the RSS icon either in the location toolbar or in the "Interested in being notified about...?" search box. You will then subscribe to a feed which will automatically alert you as soon as new papers on this topic appear on CDS. Figure 1 shows a typical browser window that is using the CDS toolbar, and shows where to click for this RSS feed.


Tip, idea The CERN Document Server now supports a new and futuristic way to browse its multimedia content: just install the [[ ][Cooliris plugin]] in your favourite browser. The CERN multimedia content will then be available as a three-dimensional wall that you can navigate in any direction.
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