LibKey Nomad browser extension

Access the Library's full text resources online 

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text content for articles as you do research on the web. Get one click access to library content from publisher websites like PubMed, Wikipedia and more. LibKey Nomad can provide alternative full text options as well as a link to the library's inter-library loan form when full text is not available.

Supported browsers

LibKey Nomad works with these browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Brave
  • Vivaldi

How to set up and use LibKey Nomad

  1. Visit the Download LibKey Nomad website.
  2. Click on the relevant browser icon and follow the prompts to add the extension to your browser.
  3. Search for and choose Simon Fraser University as your institution. 

Look for the Nomad button on publisher sites, such as Nature or PubMed. 

LibKey Nomad buttons explained

Libkey Nomad Download PDF button 

Download PDF: The Library has this item and you can instantly download the PDF full text in one click.

Libkey Nomad Article Link button

Article Link: The Library has this item and we can link you directly to the article page, where you can access the full text.

Libkey Nomad Manuscript PDF button

Manuscript PDF and Manuscript Link: We found an open access version of this article available for free online. Note this may not be the final, published version of the article.

Libkey Nomad Access Options button

Access Options: The Library might not have the full text of this article immediately available, but you might be able to request it via Interlibrary Loan.

View Complete Issue Libkey Nomad button

View Complete Issue: Browse the Table of Contents in which this article was originally published (helpful for finding additional, relevant articles). This link will take you to the journal's table of contents in SFU Library's BrowZine platform.

Libkey Nomad article retracted button

Article Retracted: The article has been retracted by either the authors, the publisher or the editors of the journal. Click on the button to view the retraction details. 

Privacy statement

LibKey Nomad does not require account creation.  View LibKey's privacy policy from its vendor: Third Iron privacy policy.

Other options for gaining access to Library online resources

See Accessing online resources from off campus for other tools and options that allow you to gain ready access to material the Library subscribes to on your behalf.