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What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that the library subscribes to that automatically provides instant links to full text content for articles subscribed to by the University library (or open access alternatives) as you do research on the web and come across scholarly content of interest.

In each case, LibKey Nomad checks with the library's Primo search tool to figure out the fastest path to content across thousands of publisher websites. PubMed and Wikipedia search results are also enhanced with LibKey Nomad. 

How to get and install LibKey Nomad

Follow these steps to install LibKey Nomad

  • Visit this LibKey Nomad link to download it
  • Choose your browser as shown on that page to get started
  • Click the "Add to ___" button
  • Click on the green teardrop icon in the plugins & bookmarks region of your browser window
  • In the popup box that appears, search for and select University of Limerick as your Organization
  • That's it, you've installed LibKey Nomad! 

Demonstration of LibKey Nomad

How to use LibKey Nomad

Once installed, LibKey Nomad will run quietly in the background, checking in Primo and offering you the fastest route to full text that it can find for the articles that you come across.  There are a few different types of links that LibKey offers, but all will include the teardrop symbol that represents the plugin