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LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that checks DOIs (article identifiers) and PubMed IDs on a web page against the library's access options and seamlessly links to available options without having to run an additional search in Search at UW for an article.

This resource is highly recommended for those who research from off campus or those who prefer to do their searching through Google or publisher websites; Nomad will prevent running into access restrictions or paywalls when searching outside of Search at UW. 


BrowZine makes searching for journals and browsing them easier. Users who set up BrowZine accounts can also create a bookshelf of favorite journals and receive notifications of new issues as they become available. is a one-step resource for accessing articles via a DOI (article identifier) or PubMed ID. DOIs and PubMed IDs are often included in the citation of an article or book chapter.


What are DOIs/PubMed IDs?

Example of a DOI Link/DOI:  or  10.24926/86666.0101

Example of a PubMed ID/PMID (underneath author in articles in the resource PubMed): 18348259