LibKey Nomad, or just Nomad, is a browser plugin for Google Chrome 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 giving you a link 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, providing PDF download buttons and journal cover images in result lists. Nomad is currently available only for Google Chrome, but future releases may include versions for other browsers. Google Chrome is available for installation from the Mayo Dock. Follow the instructions below to install and use Nomad.
Follow these steps to install the Nomad plugin:
Kopernio and Nomad both do the same thing: link you to articles quickly by scanning webpages for DOIs. Once they 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 Kopernio for several reasons:
If you prefer Kopernio 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.