LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that connects users with library-licensed and open access full text articles. LibKey Nomad is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Vivaldi. When using LibKey Nomad, users are automatically directed to the best available version of an article so there is no need to search multiple places. When the full text is not available you will be provided with options to request the article through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
LibKey Nomad does not require the creation of a personal account, it does not track users or hold credentials, and it is only active when on the web page of a scholarly publisher or database.
- Install the LibKey Nomad extension for your browser of choice. (Note: A user account is not required to use the extension.)
- Search for and select "University of the Western Cape" from the list of institutions.
- Look for the LibKey Nomad button to download PDFs on publisher websites, Wikipedia, PubMed, and more.
When browsing publisher and other web pages, LibKey Nomad provides a link to download the PDF of an article available through the UWC Library Services.
When searching PubMed, LibKey Nomad shows options for downloading a PDF, linking to an article, or additional access options, and you can view the cover images of the journals that articles appear in. LibKey Nomad also provides a link to the complete issue of a journal. This allows for browsing the table of contents for the issue in which an article appears, increasing discoverability of similar articles from the same publication.