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

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Bookmark the Library website: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/library

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:
    http://stlab.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/File:Test.pdf

    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: https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

    To test go to here:  http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp
    Taylor and Francis Ebooks – some of the books requires an Adobe Reader Plugin found here: http://www.tandfebooks.com/userimages/ContentEditor/1408606370993/FileOpenInstaller.exe
    OR here:  http://plugin.fileopen.com/Default.aspx?bhcp=1
    NAXOS Sheet Music  - to download requires additional software found here:

For PC:  http://c325615.r15.cf1.rackcdn.com/NaxosSheetMusicViewer8.3.3.0.exe

For Mac: http://c325615.r15.cf1.rackcdn.com/NAXViewer1.5.15.2a.dmg