LibKey Nomad is a free plugin for Google Chrome 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:
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.
As of fall 2019, LibKey Nomad is a new product. Our limited preliminary testing shows it works rather well. At the time of this writing, LibKey Nomad is supported for use with Google Chrome, but it may also work in other browsers that are based on the Chromium Projects. Neither Firefox nor Safari is currently supported.
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:
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.
Screenshot of right-click menu configured to display multiple search types. Ignore unrelated items in upper section.