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ESM 485 Seminar in Resource Management

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What is LibKey Nomad?

What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension for computers/laptops that makes off-campus searching or connecting to our subscribed content when searching via Google easier. While searching, you can quickly see which articles are available to you through the library's subscriptions. LibKey Nomad works on publisher websites, PubMed, and even Wikipedia to connect you to scholarly resources. If we do not have the full text, LibKey Nomad will link you to Search@UW where you can make an InterLibrary Loan request.

LibKey Nomad connects you to resources while preserving your privacy. No personal account is needed, and LibKey Nomad does not track users or store your ID after you close your browser. When you click on a LibKey Nomad link, it will take you to UWRF's login page (you will need your Falcon ID/an active UWRF account) and then straight on to the full-text article. After you log in once, you won't have to log in again until you close your browser.

Getting LibKey Nomad

  • Install the LibKey Nomad extension on your browser when on a computer or laptop.
    • Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Edge, and Firefox.
    • LibKey Nomad is already pre-installed on student lab computers on campus on Chrome, Safari, and Edge browsers.
  • Search for and select University of Wisconsin-River Falls from the list of institutions
    • The LibKey Nomad icon will appear in the top right of your browser window
  • Start your search
    • When you are on a page where you can download an article, the LibKey Nomad button will appear in the bottom left of your browser