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Library Resources and Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Get Full-Text Faster: LibKey Nomad

A guide to all of the many services and resources the library provides that are available online. Created March 13, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

LibKey Nomad

 

LibKey Nomad is a browser add-on for Chrome that facilitates access to articles available from UST Library subscriptions without needing to go to the library website.  It's like a shortcut to our GET IT service. And because it is a browser tool, you will know if an article is available before you have to log in to your University of St. Thomas library account. LibKey Nomad is currently only available for Chrome.

Follow these steps to add Libkey Nomad as an extension to your Chrome browser:

 

 

LibKey Nomad Chrome Extension

 

Once LibKey Nomad is installed, you will be prompted to select an institution. You can type thomas in the box to get a short list quickly. Click on University of St. Thomas to complete the process.

 

LibKey Nomad St. Thomas

When you land on a page with an article that is available to download, you get a banner alert at the bottom of your screen. Click to download the PDF. If you are off-campus, you will be routed through the proxy server to authenticate as an authorized user.

 

LibKey Nomad Download PDF

 

 

LibKey Nomad will connect you to our GET IT service when you land on a page where we don't have current access. In this example from Current Nutrition Reports, the Library does not have access and clicking "Access Options" will give you the option of submitting an Interlibrary Loan request.