How do I optimize my web browser for Library database searching?

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Bookmark the Library website:

Browser settings:

    allow pop-ups – under Tools/Options, Internet Options, or Preferences
    disable history; no caching or history – look under Tools/Options, Internet Options, or Preferences;
    allow cookies – under Tools/Options, Internet Options (Security Settings) or Preferences (on IE side the bar must be all the way down)
    Set PDF’s to open with Adobe Reader; not “Preview” or within a browse. This allows Taylor & Francis eBooks Download feature to work. To test, open the document at this address:

    JavaScript enabled – look under Tools/Options - Content, Internet Options, or Preferences.
    Java add-on in browser; Make sure Java add-on is "always enabled"

Software and plug-ins for individual databases:

    Many databases require the latest version of Java: – download from here:

    To test go to here:
    Taylor and Francis Ebooks – some of the books requires an Adobe Reader Plugin found here:
    OR here:
    NAXOS Sheet Music  - to download requires additional software found here:

For PC:

For Mac: