Here’s how it works:
- LibKey Nomad consults the UK Libraries holdings data to know if and where an article is available, including from within aggregator collections like EBSCO and ProQuest
- If no holdings are found, LibKey consults a combination of the LibKey Open Access Knowledge Base and Unpaywall to provide outstanding open access discovery
- Users are automatically routed to the best available version of an article and notified if that means an approved Manuscript PDF/link rather than the final published version
- If no open access versions are located, LibKey Nomad integrates with InfoKat Discovery to make it simple for a user to request the content they’ve found in a single click
LibKey Nomad also offers privacy safeguards, in that it:
-doesn’t require a personal account,
-doesn’t cache article requests or EZproxy credentials, and
-is only active when a user is on the website of a scholarly publisher or database
Currently, the LibKey Nomad extension is only compatible with the Chrome browser. See this Nomad Technical FAQs sheet for more information about its functionality.
Installing the Extension is simple.
- Download the extension from the Chrome Web Store