LibKey Nomad, or just Nomad, is a plugin for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers that helps you find journal article PDFs quickly and easily. Once you install the plugin, it will scan the web pages you are reading for journal article identifiers. When it senses that the page you are reading contains an article, it will locate a PDF copy and display a consistent, easy-to-find button for downloading the PDF. If no PDF is readily available, the Nomad button makes it easy to order the article from the library by linking to our Document Delivery tool and automatically filling in all of the correct information. Nomad does not collect any data about you or your searches, and no login or account is required.
Nomad also integrates directly into PubMed and other databases, providing PDF download buttons and journal cover images in result lists. Nomad is currently installed by default on all Mayo Clinic PCs in both Chrome and Edge. Follow the instructions below to install and use Nomad on your own devices.
As of November 2021, all Mayo Clinic PCs automatically have the Nomad plugin installed in both Chome and Edge browsers.
Follow these steps to install the Nomad plugin on your personal devices.
EndNote Click, formerly known as Kopernio, is a plugin that does the same thing as Nomad: it links you to articles quickly by scanning webpages for Digital Object Identifiers. Once these plugins find a DOI, they link you to the publisher’s copy of record, or another source if the publisher isn’t available.
The library has decided to standardize on Nomad over EndNote Click for several reasons:
If you prefer EndNote Click over Nomad, you can continue to use it without any issues. Try both, and see which one you like better!
Follow these steps to use the Nomad plugin for finding articles:
If you have questions about Nomad or any other library tools, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4-2061.