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One Click Access to Library Resources Using LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad makes accessing library resources a lot easier, especially when you start your research outside the library. LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides one-click access to full text library resources from websites such as PubMed, Wikipedia, and publisher pages. Check out the first minute of this short video for a brief overview:

The library has offered LibKey Nomad for individual download for a while. Starting Monday, February 26th, the library, in collaboration with CITS, will begin pushing the Chrome and Edge extensions to all university owned workstations. After the plugin is installed, if you run a search on a site like PubMed, or even look at citations in Wikipedia, you’ll see Third Iron generated links connecting researchers to library materials. You will also see links to LibKey links on many publisher sites, simplifying full text access.

Here are a few examples of how LibKey Nomad may appear:

Example #1: PubMed

Example #2: Wikipedia References

Screenshot showing libkey generated links in Wikipedia

Example #3: Publisher Websites

Screenshot showing libkey generated links on a publisher's page

In you want to install LibKey Nomad on your personal machine, you can do so at https://thirdiron.com/downloadnomad/#choose-browser. The extension does not require a login and it doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information.

If you have questions, please contact libsys@umassd.edu.