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Find Full Texts: LibKey Nomad

Guide on finding full-text using Find it! @NUS Libraries, ProxyBookmarklet and LibKey Nomad

Using LibKey Nomad


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What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides single click access to library content from publisher websites, such as PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Wikipedia and more.

How do I install Nomad?

Installation in Chrome, Edge, Brave & Vivaldi is simple!

Just visit and click the "Add to Chrome" button. For Firefox, click Your browser will then ask you to confirm. Select NUS as the institution and you are all set.
Alternatively, visit Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-ons and search for "LibKey Nomad" to install it.

Do you need to create an account to use Nomad?

No :) There are no user accounts to create, the extension does not ask for or store your institutional user credentials. Libkey Nomad is active only when the user is on the web page of a scholarly publisher or database, all other domains are ignored.

Where to find more information? Refer to LibKey Nomad Technical FAQ

How does LibKey Nomad look like?

LibKey with Chrome image    LibKey on PubMed image    LibKey on Wikipedia image

What do all the labels mean?

Here is a detailed description of what each of these labels means:

Download PDF In a single click, the user should either see a PDF on their screen or be prompted to download a PDF immediately. If authentication is required for the user, they will be prompted to sign in, turn on their VPN, etc as required. The PDF document is either coming directly from the publisher or is the publisher's version (according to unpaywall data) but held in a repository such as PubMed Central, EuroPMC or a university repository.
Access Options The library's link resolver will be linked here.
Article Link The same as the above with the exception that the user will NOT see a PDF, they will see a web page which either has the full text in HTML or also has the PDF, but one more link is required to access it.
Manuscript PDF The article has been found in the form of an Accepted Manuscript in a repository. While the content has been peer-reviewed it is unlikely to be formatted for publishing so may appear as an unformatted Word Document, etc. These documents never require authentication.
Manuscript Link Same as the above, except one more click is required to get to the PDF, if the PDF is even available. No authentication is required.

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