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Libkey Nomad Extension

This tutorial will explain what Libkey Nomad is and how to set it up on your computer.

What is Libkey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for Google Chrome that provides full-text for articles available through CUW Library as you search the web.

It works best with PubMed, Wikipedia, and journal publisher websites.

How to use Libkey nomad

When you land on a page with an article that is available to download, LibKey Nomad puts an alert box at the bottom of your screen. Click to download the PDF.

Pubmed Example

Libkey nomad links on pubmed search results

Journal Publisher Example

Journal publisher webpage with libkey nomad box

Install Libkey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is available in the Google Chrome Store.

  1. Open the Google Chrome Store link above in a Google Chrome Browser window.
  2. Click on “Add to Chrome”
  3. A box will pop up asking you to choose your intuition. Type in Concordia and choose “Concordia university wisconsin” from the list.
Libkey nowad select institution with concordia university wisconsin and a green box that says library selection saved!

Note: Before starting a new online search, click on green teardrop icon on the browser tool bar to double check that LibKey Nomad hasn’t “forgotten” CUW.  Just search for Concordia again to add it.

Other Extensions to Consider

Here are some other helpful Google Chrome Browser Extensions.

Google Scholar Button: Search for an article title quickly while on another webpage using this button. 

Ondoku (voice reading): this “text-to-speech” extension will read web text to you, including HTML full-text in library databases.

Creative Commons Search: Search for free-to-use images for your assignments using this extension. 

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