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Accessing Emory Digital Resources

Our bookmarklet helps you authenticate with Emory resources quickly.

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a free plugin that helps you access scholarly journal articles. Once it knows you're affiliated with Emory, LibKey Nomad checks the web page of the article you're viewing to see if it's available at Emory. If it is, you'll see a graphic in the bottom left corner of your browser window that looks like this:

If Emory doesn't have the article, LibKey Nomad will also check open-access repositories and Unpaywall to see if there is another free and legal way to find it.

LibKey Nomad can also find many e-books in our catalog.

Installing the extension isn't very complicated. Third Iron has official browser extensions for most major browsers:

Google Chrome (and other Chromium-based browsers, including Microsoft Edge)

Mozilla Firefox



To install LibKey Nomad for Google Chrome or other Chromium-based browsers:

  1. Visit the Chrome Store page for the LibKey Nomad browser plugin.
  2. Click the "Add to Chrome" button.
  3. Chrome will ask whether or not you give the extension permission to operate:

If you choose to cancel, LibKey Nomad will not be installed.

4. If you add the extension, Chrome will open up a new tab that asks you to select which institution with which you're affiliated. Choose "Emory University" from the drop-down list:


Once you see the message above, you can close that browser tab. LibKey Nomad should now be functional.


There is also a LibKey Nomad extension for Mozilla Firefox. To begin, visit its extension page and click the Add to Firefox button to install:

The process is almost the same as the Chrome version; accept the privacy permissions, then choose Emory from the list of supported institutions.



LibKey Nomad is now available as an extension for Safari. To add it to your browser, go to the Apple App Store and click the blue "Get" button. Once it has been installed, you need to give LibKey Nomad permission to access every website:

LibKey Nomad instructions

When the configuration instructions ask you to select the organization with which you are affiliated, choose "Emory University." The search box will autocomplete the name once you start typing.

Just as with the Chrome and Firefox versions, once you visit the page for an article LibKey Nomad identifies as a resource available to you, the "Download PDF" button will appear in the lower-left corner of your browser window. Click the button and log in (if you haven't already) to see the resource.


Emory Proxy Resolver Bookmarklet

Regardless of which browser you use, we have a bookmarklet you can add to your browser that allows you to request items through the Emory proxy server. Unlike LibKey Nomad, it doesn't identify which articles are available using Emory's databases, but if an article's web page suggests you need to pay for the article, and you want to check to see if it's available here for free, clicking the bookmarklet link will make your browser look for the article through our system. If you haven't already logged in before you started your research, you'll probably be asked to do so when you click the bookmarklet.

If you'd like to install it on your browser, here's what to do:

  1. Drag the Emory Proxy Resolver button to your bookmarks toolbar. If you don't have your browser's bookmarks bar enabled, you will need to enable it if you intend to use this method.
  2. When you need to load a journal article from off campus, click the bookmark. It should route the page through EZProxy and give you access.

Emory Proxy Resolver

If you are using a mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.) or are having issues dragging and dropping the bookmarklet button to your browser's bookmarks bar, you can create your own bookmarklet manually. The exact method varies by device and browser. In general, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the JavaScript below:
  2. Bookmark this page
  3. Edit the bookmark so that the name is memorable and the URL is the JavaScript copied in step [1]

When you are on a page that requires authentication, selecting the saved bookmark will initiate the authentication process.



If we don't have access to it, you can try to acquire it another way:

EBSCOhost Passport

EBSCOhost Passport is a browser extension for Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Arc) that scans a page for DOIs and notifies you when it finds resources to which you have access. Once it has been installed and activated, all you have to do to configure it is enter Emory University as your institution, which helps the plugin determine whether or not you have access to that particular article.

To let you know which resources you can access through Emory, EBSCOhost Passport uses three icons:

  The EBSCO E with the small document icon at the bottom shows you which resources are available through EBSCOhost itself.

E with the plus-sign in the lower right indicates materials available through publishers other than EBSCOhost.

E with an open lock shows you open-access resources.


You can install EBSCOhost Passport via the Chrome Web Store or the Microsoft Edge Add-ons page