LibKey Nomad browser extension

  Now SFU researchers can get one-click access to journal articles and ebooks -- directly from scholarly websites.  

 Access the Library's full text resources online 

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to the SFU LIbrary's full-text content for articles and e-books as you do research on the web.

Download the extension for:

  • one-click access from publisher websites and sites like Wikipedia, Amazon, and Google Books
  • alternative full-text options depending on the Library's holdings (and links to our interlibrary-loan request form when full-text is not available).

 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. 

Supported browsers

LibKey Nomad works with these browsers:

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

 Access your content: LibKey Nomad buttons explained

Look for the Nomad button anywhere you see academic articles or ebooks, including publisher sites (such as Nature, PubMed, Wikipedia, and Amazon Books).

 Libkey Nomad Download PDF button 

Download PDF: Instantly download the full-text PDF  in one click.

 Libkey Nomad Article Link button

Article Link: Links directly to the article page, where you can access the full text.

 Libkey Nomad Manuscript PDF button

Manuscript PDF and Manuscript Link: 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 E-book button

View E-Book: A link to the e-book content. 

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Article Retracted: The article has been retracted by either the authors, the publisher or the editors of the journal.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



 Privacy statement

You do not need to create an account to use LibKey Nomad. See LibKey's privacy policy at: Third Iron privacy policy.

 Other options for gaining access to Library online resources

See Accessing online resources from off campus for more tools and options for easy access to Library resources.