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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.

Supported browsers

LibKey Nomad works with these browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • 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

Download PDF Nomad LibKey icon 

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

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

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.

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: 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.

Privacy statement

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

Off-Campus Access Bookmarklet

Another similar tool you can try if you find articles/other resources using websites other than the library website (e.g. Google Scholar, PubMed or journal websites), that require you to pay for access. The Off-Campus Access bookmarklet routes your computer’s access through the library, ensuring that you have access to material that the library subscribes to.