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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.

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.



As of spring 2021, Safari remains unsupported.

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:

Former LibX Users

Before it was discontinued, the LibX browser plug-in provided direct access to Emory University Library resources. The plug-in is no longer available for Firefox or Chrome, and we are searching for alternatives that approximate LibX's functionality, in addition to resolving the Emory proxy. This page will be updated when an alternative becomes available.

If you still have the LibX plugin installed, it may continue to work for some time. LibX features include:

Pop-up & right-click context menu: Search discoverE directly from the LibX pop-up or using the right-click context menu.

Quick full text access to many journal articles: LibX can use Google Scholar to search for articles and direct you to the electronic copy subscribed to by Emory Libraries. Select a citation, then click Find It @ Emory.

Support for off-campus access via EZProxy: Using the Emory Libraries' EZProxy server, you may reload a page through the proxy, or follow a link via the proxy, making it appear as though you are coming from an on-campus computer.

Pubmed IDs link to Emory's SFX OpenURL resolver. Example: PMID: 16646082.

Support for xISBN: A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, even for different editions. LibX supports OCLC's xISBN service, and given an ISBN can find a book in discoverE even if Emory's Libraries hold this book under a different ISBN.

LibX Proxy feature

Libx Toolbar screenshot

LibX right click context menu

Screenshot of right-click menu configured to display multiple search types. Ignore unrelated items in upper section.

LibX Preferences Menu



LibX is distributed under the Mozilla Public License. The copyright is held jointly by Annette Bailey and Virginia Tech.

For more information about LibX, visit the LibX Homepage. LibX is available for customization by other libraries.