LibKey Nomad

Let LibKey Nomad help you get articles!

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Are you finding it difficult to get the full text or PDF of articles? Frustrated by having to log in over and over? LibKey Nomad is here to help!

With so many activities happening off campus, it’s sometimes a bit more difficult to get to the articles you need. We have quite a few tools that can help, including a browser extension called LibKey Nomad. It is available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave browsers and it brings the Library’s journal holdings to you.

Although it’s usually best to start off at the Library’s site to start your research, if you are going directly to publishers’ sites through Google Scholar or a similar site, LibKey Nomad will provide links to get you to the articles very easily.

When you get to a page with a journal article, just look for one of the LibKey Nomad icons that will get you to that full text:

Icon for PDF download

You will be asked to log in when needed, but you may also be directed to a free version of the article if it is available.

LibKey Nomad also makes using PubMed and Scopus super easy, so be sure to check it out. More information about this extension, including videos, download links, and other tips can be found on our LibKey Nomad LibGuide.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, contact us.

LibKey Nomad available for Firefox

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We have some great news for all Firefox users: the LibKey Nomad extension that makes using PubMed simple and getting articles a breeze is now available for Firefox!

LibKey Nomad brings the Library’s online subscriptions to you by enhancing PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, along with many other sources. It’s easy to link to the full text of journal articles with this extension by your side.

Firefox now joins Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave in the family of LibKey Nomad-compatible browsers. We have a LibGuide that walks you through installing and configuring the extension along with showing off some of its features.

You can download the Firefox Add-On here. We also have a video that walks you through installing and configuring this helpful tool.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library resources, contact us. We’re always ready to help!

LibKey Nomad available for more browsers

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The LibKey Nomad browser extension, previously only available for Chrome, can now be installed in Vivaldi, Brave, and Microsoft Edge browsers. This nifty tool enhances PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science, and makes getting to the full-text of articles easy.

These newly-supported browsers allow installations from the Chrome Web Store. To install and configure the extension, follow the instructions we have available on the LibKey Nomad section of our BrowZine Libguide or see it in action on our LibKey Nomad installation video.

Please note that for Microsoft Edge you will need to allow extensions from the Chrome Web Store in order to use LibKey Nomad.

Also, since Chrome is now the default browser in Citrix, you can install LibKey Nomad to use there as well. We have a video that walks you through that process.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Scopus and Web of Science now easier with LibKey Nomad!

If you’ve been using the LibKey Nomad Chrome browser extension to get quick access to articles in PubMed, those same features are now available in Scopus and Web of Science!

Now you can link directly to articles or the Library’s WebBridge Link Resolver directly from the search results in both databases. You can also view the article in the journal issue where it is published via BrowZine.

In Scopus, your search results can now look like this:

Screenshot of search results from a database

Similarly, your Web of Science results can also have these features:

Screenshot of search results

To take advantage of these new features, you need to install and configure the LibKey Nomad browser extension for Chrome. Information on how to do this is available in the LibKey Nomad section of our BrowZine LibGuide. You can also take advantage of these features in Citrix by installing LibKey Nomad in Chrome in your Citrix desktop. Here is a quick video showing how to do this.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library resources, please contact us!

Tips for off campus access to online resources

Many publishers are adding alternatives to access online resources, and we just want to provide a few tips to help you figure all of this out:

  • To log into electronic resources off campus, you can use either your LSU Health New Orleans full e-mail address and password or a Library barcode and PIN
  • All links to resources on the Library’s site are formatted to ask you to log in when needed; this is the preferred way to get to all of our resources
  • Many of our online resources support logging in directly at the site using OpenAthens; a list of OpenAthens-native resources is available here
  • Some publishers are now offering alternate ways to verify you have access to their content
    • If you are asked to select a federation to find an institution please remember we are part of the OpenAthens Federation
      • We are listed as LSU Health Sciences Center Library with OpenAthens
  • If you are searching for articles, LibKey Nomad is a tremendous help to get you to both subscribed and free articles
    • It works with many publishers’ sites and makes getting to articles from PubMed very easy
    • It will ask you to log in when you needed to access articles
    • More information can be found on the LibKey Nomad section of our BrowZine LibGuide

We are here to help you navigate the often confusing world of electronic resources, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help!

LibX no longer available

If you were a user of the LibX extension, most recently available only for Chrome, it is not being updated and is no longer available for download.

Be sure to check out the LibKey Nomad extension for Chrome as it is a great complement to your research needs and helps you get to Library resources much easier!

LibKey Nomad goes mobile (with Citrix!)

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Hopefully you’ve experienced the wonderment that is the LibKey Nomad browser extension. Although it is currently only available for the desktop version of Chrome, you can use it on the go with your mobile device by using the LSUHSC-NO Citrix Desktop.

In an earlier post, we covered how to install the LibKey Nomad extension in Chrome on your Citrix Desktop. The good news is that you can also access your Citrix Desktop on a mobile device, so you can take LibKey Nomad wherever you want to go!

If you’re using an iOS device, we have a walkthrough on how to install the Citrix Storefront app and use it to access your LSUHSC-NO Citrix Desktop. We’ve also created a short video showing how to log into Citrix on your mobile device in order to use Chrome and the LibKey Nomad extension.

Need more help? Please contact us!

LibKey Nomad and Citrix

We hope you’ve been using and enjoying the LibKey Nomad extension for the Chrome desktop browser. You’ll be happy to know that you are able to install it for the Chrome browser that is available through Citrix.

First, log into Citrix as usual. (More information about installing and logging into Citrix can be found at Information Technology’s site.) Then, open up Chrome in your Citrix Desktop. Once there, you can search Google for LibKey Nomad and install it from the Chrome Web Store, or you can go directly to https://tinyurl.com/libkeynomad.

Then, click Add to Chrome followed by Add extension:

Dialog box to confirm adding Chrome extension.

Then you will be asked to choose your institution. Search for lsu and choose LSU Health Sciences Center:

Choose institution for LibKey Nomad.

Now when you open Chrome in Citrix, you should see this icon next to the address bar:

Icon indicating LibKey Nomad is installed.

You can find more information about LibKey Nomad on our LibGuide or contact us for any additional help!