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:
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.
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:
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:
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: